But It Started Out So Good!

This morning was a good one. The day started out great. I bought tickets to go see Alice Cooper in September at the York, Pennsylvania Fair. We have seats in the second row of Section 207.




The work day was busy as usual. I left work on time and decided to take the expressway 490 West going home. There’s usually a backup in the exit lane for 390 North. I got into the lane and stopped behind the cars lined up in front of me.

When I heard tires squealing, I knew someone had been rear ended behind me. I didn’t see it, but I could hear the accident. I wasn’t certain whether to move or where to go if I did.

Suddenly there was an SUV shooting past me on the shoulder to my right. It looked like he was going to go past me and miss me. Then he ricocheted off of the concrete wall and clipped the front end of my car. Damn it!


The twenty two year old kid in the Honda sedan that started the collision was going too fast. This is his car behind mine after he rear ended the Honda Pilot.


This is my poor car.


They towed her away. This is the second April in a row where I’ve had an accident because someone else wasn’t paying attention and I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Collateral damage.

It was snowing. It was cold. I ended up sitting in the back of the nice, handsome State Trooper’s car. He offered to drive me home.


I had my friend Doug from work pick me up instead. He was still at work and he lives just around the corner from me.

So now I have to get my car fixed. Again. I’m thinking next April? I’ll leave my car at home and take the bus.

12 thoughts on “But It Started Out So Good!

    1. LOL. Yes, that’s true. He was 22. I kept thinking that he could’ve been my son, Alex (also 22). He said he got over (merged into the exit lane) and then there was nowhere to go. The man in the Pilot (he was 50) said the kid was driving too fast (probably). Most everyone hits that lane and slows down or prepares to stop. The trooper told me they’re out there for accidents every day. It’s funny. A year ago when the old Russian woman drove into my backseat passenger door, I’d gotten off at the exit right before last night’s accident spot because I wanted to avoid that unsafe lane. I can’t win, I guess.


  1. That’s a shame. Hope your car can be fixed soon. Ugh. On another note, Alice Cooper lives in Phoenix, as you probably know. Actually, I think he lives in Paradise Valley, one of the ‘burbs. A couple years ago, my work team was out at a Scottsdale restaurant for a Christmas lunch and he was sitting at the table next to us. He came over and posed with us for photos. He’s a pretty nice guy. He has a restaurant here in town but I think I read that it is closing.

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  2. Ugh! I just saw this – it sucks. I hope the car is all fixed up now.

    Paul and I are planning to see Alice Cooper in August up in Milwaukee at the Wisconsin State Fair. I’m looking forward to it!

    Have you been to the York Fair before? It’s pretty close to where Paul grew up, so we go through there pretty regularly (he is probably tired of me pointing out the Weightlifting Hall of Face every time we pass it). If it is worth it, I could put it on my things to do when we visit list.

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    1. My car is still in the shop. Still waiting on parts. It’s so annoying. I’m driving Eric’s car. I have to drop him off at the dispatch point (45 minutes away) and pick him up there every week.

      We saw Trace Adkins at the York Fair several years ago. The concert part of the fair is nice. I’ve never been to the fair part of it. It looked pretty much like every other county fair. Pretty standard stuff.

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