December 3, 2012

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

So the idiot parked next door (yes, idiot) didn’t have the shell on his truck attached and in the winds predicted all week, the shell flew off his vehicle and bounced on first my car, and then Alpha Man’s truck, totalling both in one fell swoop before continuing its flight through the air and embedding itself our tree like a scene from a bad tornado flick. I’m going to need some serious cookies to get through this.

If there’s pictures with this post, we have power and I was able to add them. If there’s not … we don’t. :cry:

While you’re waiting for me to come back online with baited breath ( :razz: ), you could do this beleaguered author a HUGE favor and get thyself to an online bookstore and order UNDER THE MISTLETOE ($1.99), my Lucky Harbor Christmas novella. That would most definitely improve my day.

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  1. So sorry about having no electricity. Since there were no pictures I’m assuming no power. :( If it helps, I have UNDER THE MISTLETOE on pre-order and waiting impatiently until tomorrow or at least until midnight when I assume it will download to my Kindle. ;)

  2. Can’t wait to read! My weekend wasn’t eventful due to weather or neighbors, mine was eventful due to no sleep, moving to a new house in a different state, and a brother in law falling through the ceiling in said new house! Oh the adventures of me and my family! You become close when you sleep a couple of hours in a car at a truckstop!

  3. Sorry about your wind damage and loss of electricity. Living here in FL and my family living in the aftermath of the NY/NJ hurricane, I know about that kind of destruction. Take care, eat cookies, pet the dogs, hug the cat and kiss the family. Everything will be okay…I pre-ordered UNDER THE MISTLETOE. {{HUGS}}

  4. What Carol O. said. Both about the electricity and the preorder.

    Here’s to power.

  5. I hope said Idiot has insurance. Living in Central Florida, I’ve gone weeks without power due to hurricanes. Never any fun. I hope you have alternative heat sources. Stay safe.

  6. Yikes, I heard it was going to be pretty wild up in the Tahoe region this weekend. So sorry about your cars, but I just pre-ordered, so maybe that will make you smile. I can’t wait to read a story all about Mia.

  7. At least the Truckee didn’t flood . . . hope your day gets better!

  8. Is said neighbor still alive? Just wonderin! ;-)
    I hope the weather calms for you all, what a mess. And since I just finished Rescue My Heart I need more Shalvis! Yes, I pre-ordered Under The Mistletoe. I cannot wait to read Mia’s story. Stay safe.

  9. damn hope things get better :roll:

  10. Yes, the Idiots live among us. Hope things are getting better for you. Can’t wait to read Mia’s story!

  11. Sorry to hear about your bad luck,but somehow it is you! And on is not possible to preorder Under the mistletoe !

  12. I will buy your book tomorrow as a treat to myself. After this afternoon’s doctor appointment I will need a treat. I’m sorry that you had such a bad week-end. I hope your neighbor hasn’t given you any grief over something that he caused. You could always send a bear to his house.

  13. Yikes sorry I did laugh a but ;-) I have though been waiting for under the mistletoe what seems 4ever since you asked us we wanted a new love for Mia or her to recapture her lost in Lucky Harbor

  14. That really sucks! Some people are such idiots. Looking forward to reading Mia’s story!

  15. Ok I helped improve your day and make mine a little brighter, I bought Under the Mistletoe! Good luck with your power situation, we were without power for 13 days following Hurricane Sandy. I can honestly say it is not fun. Please post pictures of the truck in the tree, could use a good laugh :o

  16. So sorry about both cars! Hopefully idiot neighbor’s insurance will cover it since it was his fault. I do feel your pain! I saw on Facebook you were asking what everyone is driving. I have a 2011 Ford Escape in steel blue and I love it. It was one of the few things I was able to walk away with from Hurricane Sandy. Despite the fact that the entire neighborhood was under water (some places as high as up to 8 feet and it was so widespread it hit parts of the neighborhood that had never see water before), and for some reason unknown to me, the street I parked on was spared and therefore so was my truck. I adore my Ford, it’s everything I’ve wanted in a truck and I’m so, so, so grateful I still have her. :grin:

  17. So sorry to hear what happened.. And I hope that he has good insurance..
    Your book is already on pre-order.. Has been since October… Can’t wait for tomorrow..

  18. so sorry Jill that this happened to you. I currently drive a cheverolet impala since I need a big back seat for two car seats. Hubby drives a hyundai accent. he needs one for better gas milage since he has to drive 30 miles to and from work. I just need mine to drop the eldest off at school.

    Have fun car shopping, I loved test driving all the cars!

  19. What a mess. Have lots of chocolate with those cookies. Good luck.

  20. I’m sad for you! No power and two destroyed cars is a lot to deal with. Here’s hoping the new vehicles are delights and 1 can haul up a generator for you. :)

  21. Oh, Jill… it can’t be bad enough that you’re in Tahoe, and experiencing the apocalyse-like winds and rains that are hitting the area. Now you have to contend with the idiot next door? I’m so sorry. Truly.

    Does this mean you get a new car, at least?

  22. We were very lucky in my neighborhood, lots of rain but no power outage. My daughter & grandson that live in another town nearby got woke up by the wind & rain & also had a power outage. The sun came out yesterday & it was a wonderful thing to see! :smile:

    Like others have already said, I hope your next door idiot has really good insurance. Keep us posted on new vehicles & I sincerely hope as I write this that your power is back. In the past, I’ve been without power for several days it was really no fun. Have some cookies. I am happy that you are safe. :smile:

  23. when is stupid going to drop off more cookies to make up for the previously mentioned stupidity?

  24. Hugs Jill, I hope he has good insurance.

  25. Hope things improve out there and you get power back soon…. already have Under the Mistletoe pre-ordered. Just waiting…. impatiently for it to come to me.

  26. Oh wow Jill you are having a string of back luck. Some of the wildest things happen to you. So sorry to here about you cars, and not having power. There are a lot of stupid people in this old world.

  27. Had pre-ordered for over a month. Sadly havent had time to enjoyed yet. Happy readings. ;-)

  28. Ordered. But it would have been regardless of the idiot’s camper shell.

    At least the rest of your week has nowhere to go but up, right?

  29. I’m glad you’re all safe and I hope you get your electricity back soon! I’d love to see pics when you’re able to post them.

    When I was a teenager a guy fell asleep at the wheel and took out an old telephone pole and then T-boned our driveway and totaled 3 vehicles. It would’ve been 4 but my brother was at a theme park that day. When he returned late that night the first words he asked as he came in the door were…Is anyone alright? LOL

    The worst thing was that the guy was fine and came back to talk to my dad and complained that the city charged him for a NEW telephone pole. My dad told him to be glad it was an old one he ran through or he’d be dead. *eyeroll*

  30. I know how it sucks to lose power. With hurricane Sandy I lost it for only 3 days and I know how the cold can seep deep down to the bone.

    I am inland and only had one tree that fell on the grass. I am so blessed to have had no damage.

    So sorry for your cars.

  31. Hopefully the idiot in question has insurance. And relax some. Hopefully you can get some rest and reading done! and power. Hope it comes back on soon. I want to see pictures!!!

  32. Hope you faired well with storm! Sorry about the cars!

    Under the Mistletoe Ordered! So excited

  33. Wow, we live on the other side of the Sierra, not far from Susanville CA. We have had in the last few weeks – 85 mph winds, two feet of snow (on the flat valley floor, nothing up the grade!) 9 + inches of rain. We have seen the most amazing wind damage plus wildly leaning power poles. I am so sorry your neighbor didn’t think of the ramifications of NOT attaching the shell! Thank heavens it didn’t kill someone. Just found your blog, enjoying it immensely! Pam in Janesville

  34. Here;s a plate of hot chocolate chip cookies for you…

  35. That is not good at all:( but I loved Under the Mistletoe and Instant Temptation! Can’t wait for more books:)

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