Tuesday, June 9, 2009

picture update......

the first picture you can see where she slammed on her brakes, ending up directly in the middle of the road and me then having to go around her. i had already been slamming on my brakes before she even saw me. if she would have just kept going, i would have had to swerve around her and go off the road. she was at a complete stop when i had to start swerving. so picture her car stopped where her tracks are and going highway speeds around a car.....
























then narrowly missing the stop sign. i remember this part in slow motion.....
























then fishtailing for about 50 feet trying not to make the jump onto the airport runway, gouging out a piece of the curb.....
























no, thats my parents car, not mine.....






















with my car settling about 5 feet from another street sign that i luckily didnt hit.....























all of this because she froze up and stopped in the middle of the highway. (insert woman driver joke).....

Sunday, June 7, 2009

if its not one thing......

so i was on my way to work today when a car pulled out in front of me on the highway. i slammed on my brakes to avoid the car. the car finally sees me and slams on their brakes, stopping directly in the middle of the intersection. i now have to swerve around the car, since they are sitting in the middle of the intersection, narrowly miss hitting a stop sight post swerving back trying not to jump off the road onto the airport landing strip, with my car finally settling feet from a street light. my front tire got shredded from hitting the curb and hopefully that is all the damage that happened. the front end may have a bit of damage, as i hit the curb at like 35mph.

here is the kicker about the whole thing. because i missed hitting the other car and i my car was the only one with damage, the accident is my fault, until i prove otherwise, and maybe not even then. i guess i should have tboned the other car doing 55 and made it their fault. i guess i should at least be happy that the other car turned around to make sure i was okay. which i then made sure she stayed until the highway patrol came.

this camera phone picture is all i have of the accident right now. my parents came out to help and i have a couple more pics of the skid marks i took with my moms camera which i may post later......





the funniest part about the whole ordeal, is that just before my parents made it out to me in corcoran, i called them to see how far away they were. as i was talking to my mom she says "uh oh, i think your dad is about to get pulled over". he did get pulled over and it was the same chp that helped me with my accident report. as the cop walked up to their window, my dad was like, "are you officer krahn? you just helped me with my son and we are on our way out there right now...." funny. since no one died.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

hit and run.....

so this is what i woke up to this morning. what seems to be the trash truck taking off my mirror, picking up most of the pieces and continuing on its route. of course i dont have any proof that but the cop that took the report agreed with me (the tire tracks in the road support my hypothesis). but of course the city is denying everything. this is the second incidence that happened to the car im trying to sell by leaving it on 11th ave......






catching up.....

mindy is doing well. she has to stay in her bed for most of the time, but the most recent check up says she is healing nicely.....

























my surprise birthday party that taylor had for me.....
























fun in the sprinklers.....





milhouse......





















relaxing. we just finished s03e02 yesterday......






















dog "walking".......

lenny.












































lenny, oakley, milhouse

video video video

Monday, June 1, 2009

fail......







tread depth is measured to the 1/32. thats a fairly precise amount. read number 2....