Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday fence repair

Well, it's been an interesting week in the Bike Garden. First, there was the big make-over of the blogsite (I'll do an open house post tomorrow, but it is essentially finished).

Then there was the snow:

And then there was the person who lost control of a car and drove across our front garden...

...taking out the  fence (again):

 side-swiping a live oak:

and hitting my car, pushing it into the neighbor's yard:

The last photo was taken the day it happened, before it snowed. The photos in the snow were taken a couple of days later, while I was still shaking my head. Amazingly, damage was minimal. The wagon looks hardly dented (and the driver's insurance has assumed all liability for repair). The tree looks pretty skinned up, but I've got my fingers crossed that it will heal and survive. And since the snow and cold have abated, I'll repair the fence today. After being cooped up inside for several days, I'm actually looking forward to it.

Not that I want to keep having to repair this fence.

Or have people drive across my front yard.

I have no idea how the driver is--this all happened while I was at work--but reports from the neighbors were that injury appeared to be minimal. Alcohol was not involved.

Godspeed to the driver. Hope you are okay, whoever you are. People are more important than property. Be safe.


  1. Susan, People being more important then property is important to keep in mind. Saying that~I am still very glad that there was so little damage to your car and am crossing fingers that the oak just has a few scars.

    The snow is certainly shocking to see in TX.


  2. OMG, Susan, that's scary. I'm glad you weren't out there gardening when the car decided to crash the gate (so to speak). And how very generous of you for you to be concerned about the driver's well-being first.

    The new blog design looks great!

  3. Is your car on a sharp curve or made of magnets? Two times is crazy! Glad things are pretty ok though.

  4. Wow! That would be too much excitement for me... Too bad that driver didn't hit the tree you want to get rid of.

    Regardless, I'm glad nothing serious happened.

  5. Sounds like a good location for out of place boulders.

  6. Gail--that snow looks good, doesn't it? Here's hoping for more.

    Melissa--It was scary, but mostly it was a miracle the driver was not more seriously injured. It could have been much, much worse.

    Michelle--Oddly, our house is in the middle of the block. I don't know why this keeps happening. Let's hope that's the last of it.

    TM--Yes, that could have saved me some trouble. Better still is not hitting a tree at all.

    Les--I take your point, but this was truly an accident, not careless driving. I'm glad most of the obstacles were avoided.

  7. My goodness! I feel sorry for both of you. And the tree although I think the tree will survive. Ultimately both you and the driver were lucky (I'm hopeful for the driver).

  8. Yea for snow! We didn't get anything really, but it looks pretty in your garden.

    Boo for someone driving into your garden and car! I'm mystified by your comment that it's happened twice--in the middle of the block. Weird. And frustrating, I'm sure.


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