Here is an email I sent to a co-worker of mine...it is pretty self-explanatory:
I had a freaking wreck tonight on my way home from work...A lady traveling in the far right lane started hydro-planing and lost control. I saw her losing control and moved as far to the left as I could...it was not enough. She hit me, I slowed to a stop and I watched her car spinning and crashing in my rear view mirror...I would rather have had Lubbock Texas in my rear view mirror. Anyway, my car is not safe to drive, so I need to talk to Mike about taking tomorrow off to take care of my car.
I am ok, just a bit edgy. When the wreck happened it was pouring down rain. I kept trying to see activity from the other car. I was not sure if the occupants were okay. I called 911. I got connected to Euless 911, since I was in Bedford, they transferred me to Bedford 911. I turned in my report and was told help was on the way...all the while, I am in the left shoulder and people were speeding past me like the road was dry. A couple of minutes went by and I called 911 again. I told them, that being on the side of the road on a rainy night was very scary...I did not want to get hit again. They assured me that someone was on the way and was told "do not move the car." Squad cars started arriving---I felt safe again. They got my information, and said that I should be okay to drive home. The car was making a scraping noise while driving home. So, I am going to try to take tomorrow off and deal with getting my car fixed. If I had been 2 seconds slower, I probably would not be writing this blog. If I had been 2 seconds faster, I would probably be going to work tomorrow.
I finally added pictures from the ladies week to my webshots. There are some nice ones. A few to note are the ones of Felicia and Margaret. Margaret thought something extremely funny, but Felicia didn't seem to agree. Of course, the girls always take lovely pictures. My favorites of them are the ones on the walk down the drive-way. Please enjoy them.
Here is an interesting item on which to bid on Ebay. Any takers?
Well shoot! I guess the seller thought this item more precious than the rest of the ebay bidding public. Here are the details of the item, cause I am not so sure how long the link will be there that is included above:
John F. Kennedy JFK Inauguration Shirt & Invite
Starting bid: US $2,150,000.00
Item location: San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
Bid to own one of the last remaining artifacts of the Kennedy legacy
still available to private collectors!
This shirt was worn by the newly-elected President John F. Kennedy
on the day of his inauguration — January 20, 1961. The shirt was given to
Kennedy’s personal valet (presumably George Thomas) as the third button from
the collar needed replacing. This button is still missing today. The shirt was
custom-made for the fastidious Kennedy, who was known to have changed clothes as often as fives times a day.
The garment has been examined by Pro Grading — experts in the evaluation and authentication
of memorabilia—and deemed to be genuine, one of the last remaining artifacts available from
the Kennedy legacy.
Passed from private owner to private owner, the shirt was first offered for sale in 1998
and acquired by its current owner in 2006. The shirt has been thoughtfully preserved under
clear acrylic and protected from direct light for at least the past nine years. The shirt
is beautifully mounted in a 42” x 46” x 1.25” black and gilt wood frame with an official
photograph of Kennedy, an actual invitation (itself scarce) to the inaugural address,
and a brass plaque describing the lot from the 1998 sale.
Kennedy’s inauguration shirt is a traditional button-down dress design from Morgan &
Ball in London. Former U.S. ambassador and Kennedy patriarch Joseph fostered both his
son’s political ambitions and a taste for British tailoring. The embroidered collar
label reads “Morgan & Ball (London) Ltd. 53,54,55 Piccadilly London. W.I.” in black
with the initials “J.F.K.” embroidered in red below. The numbers “13293”
are hand-stitched alongside, again in red.