Friday, May 22, 2009

Out of the Sawdust

Just returned from a very memorable retreat! This was the best retreat...the fellowship was fabulous, loads of laughter, and so many fun projects were made!

The first night of the retreat, a typical spring storm moved in, including thunder, lightening, rain, and straight-line winds. The winds moved in and out very quickly, but not before pushing a large maple tree onto my car! As demonstrated by the photo at left, the car was a total loss. I continually thank God that only the car was damaged and all human life was spared! Just 20 feet in another direction, and the tree could have fallen on the retreat center with all of us in it! My insurance company set me up with a rental car, and I was able to resume my time at retreat and them head home.


This is my new car! It's a PT Cruiser, and it is so much fun! (Yes, Jacob, it's an "old lady's car"!!! LOL!!) This baby will hold lots of quilting stuff for the next retreat! Ladies, I'm so ready...but I get the parking spot farthest away from the trees!!

13 comments:

Deb said...

so glad that you or no one else was hurt. Love the new car! It be a sport'in one! LOL. Drop by the store if you have time I will be there today and tomorrow.
hugs,
deb

Laura-IH said...

Oh, wow! Look at that sweet new Connimobile! I love it! Glad to hear you made it home safe and sound. Have fun with your granddaughter!

Milah said...

I was reading Cootie Bugs blog when this happened and I didn't realize it was your car until she posted pictures of you.
What an exciting weekend! And I love your new car!!

Penny said...

Sweet ride! Sometimes there is beauty from ashes!

The Other Barb said...

oh my goodness. glad you weren't in the car! love the new PT :)

anxious to see what you girls did at the retreat!

Michelle said...

I love Laura's name for it...the Connimobile! That's perfect. I'm glad things worked out so quickly and nicely for you to get a new car and it's a PT Cruiser...how fun is that??

Barbara said...

What a quilt retreat memory! I've always loved the PT Cruiser, good luck with it.

Liz said...

Cute car Conni. And what a good little granddaughter to hang out with you car shopping. It's a cutie car, that's for sure. Congratulations! (It almost makes up for all you went through....ALMOST!) lol

Angela said...

And I can sewwwwwwww see you driving this! Whoot for you for getting something so cool. And a huge thank you for being your gracious self over all the storm drama. That baby will haul booty for sure.

Robin said...

Yayyyy Conni! I'm so happy that the car-shopping was not too terrible for you! I remember you mentioning to me how you dreaded it! LOL But it all came out great in the end ;)

peggy said...

YAY for a new Connimobile....sure wish I could see you behind the wheel!!!

I miss you already girl...

Connie W said...

It's so cute! I think it's a great replacement and for going to retreats it's got lots of cargo space.

Christie said...

I think it needs some racing stripes...lol
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