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In which I am an idiot.

So, yesterday, it being fairly bright and crisp here, the marquis and I decided to go for a walk in a local country park. It was lovely -- waterfowl, trees, happy dogs and lots of mud (fun for the under-fours, if their behaviour can be trusted). However, the mud was also in the car park, and, leaving, I skidded and went into a fence post. Result: dented bumper and associated damage. The idiot girl strikes again.
Car is now at the car spa, awaiting mending. Bill anticipated as around £800 (around $1250, for the USians). That about accounts for the payment for the sale of the German rights of Living With Ghosts, then. Bah, humbug.
Of course, this run of poor luck that I've been having this new year may be good in other ways. (I have a theory that luck is limited, and there is only so much to go around, so me having rubbish stuff may be good for others. Well, I can hope.)

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klwilliams
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, too bad. Cars just know when you have new money (as do major appliances), and love to help you spend it.
woolymonkey
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
Hey, as long as no-one was hurt.
And congrats on the German rights sale. I think LWG would go down very well in Germany.
la_marquise_de_
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I am now car-less till Friday, which will be good for my waistline, too.
bellinghman
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
Oh damn.

Bearing in mind the exceptional count of crashed cars we saw yesterday (on average one per 5 miles!!), I think it may have been a good day not to drive at all.

(It's not much consolation for the damage you did have, but at least your car was only lightly dented - I expect all the ones we saw were write-offs, and at least one had an ambulance in attendance, so your luck could have been worse.)
la_marquise_de_
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, indeed. This is just me muttering.
fjm
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
Given that I understood "skidded and went into a fence post" as "and am in hospital, I am mightily relieved, but still, rotten bad luck.
bellinghman
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC)
Actually, yes, that was my immediate mental image - bellinghwoman has bruises where her feet went out from under her on Sunday evening getting out of a taxi, onto the verge by the Cambridge Cineworld.
fjm
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
Ow!
la_marquise_de_
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
I hope the bruises fade fast.
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la_marquise_de_
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
No harm done at all, not even any bruising, unless the injury to my pride counts. It really was a slow gentle slide and little bump.
muninnhuginn
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, poor you and poor car. (I'm really glad I didn't know how slippery the conditions were yesterday until after M and Looby Loo had driven to Royson and back: it's bad enough worrying about my tiny wee offspring doing rugby practice without stressing over the travel as well.)

But, hurray for foreign sales!
la_marquise_de_
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
sartorias
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
Yet another car fixing due here, too, and no payments to balance! Wah!
la_marquise_de_
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
It's ever the way. I'd tucked this payment away in my 'just in case' account a few months back, mostly thinking about tax.
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la_marquise_de_
Jan. 10th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
I need to cultivate your positive attitude.
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la_marquise_de_
Jan. 10th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
As I said, I am such an idiot.
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birdsedge
Jan. 10th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
Well, the German sale is good luck, so think positive.
la_marquise_de_
Jan. 10th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Ah, but it was made in 2009. And I was paid in late 2010.
attimes_bracing
Jan. 10th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
Fence posts need to be punished...
ms_cataclysm
Jan. 10th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
Oh poor car (but am relieved to know that you are in one piece).

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la_marquise_de_
Jan. 11th, 2011 11:45 am (UTC)
Ah, insurance. Don't laugh, but I forgot about it, so I shall be paying. The marquis is laughing at me.
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mevennen
Jan. 10th, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
And who, might I remind you, reversed merrily into your car thus denting the bumper for the first time? (For which I still owe you).

*Not you*.
la_marquise_de_
Jan. 11th, 2011 11:46 am (UTC)
That was ages ago: please don't worry about it.
queenoftheskies
Jan. 11th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about your car, but glad you're not hurt.
anef
Jan. 11th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear. Is it worth claiming on the insurance?
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