Parking in the rear
Posted on 20 Nov ’11 by Earl
There’s a balance to the world, an action and reaction, a yin and yang. It’s concerning these underlying principles for which “Murphy’s Law” was coined to humorously described the perceived perversity of the universe — what can go wrong will.
This past summer we had a new 8′ wooden fence built in our back yard to replace a very old 6′ wooden fence that was about ready to fall down. The old fence had been in place for years, never having been damaged by tree or traffic as far as we know — the universe was in balance.
We obviously upset that balance with this new fence and the universe reacted very early this past Saturday morning — the results you see in this photo. We didn’t realize it had happened at the time but discovered it the next morning. I don’t know how we were so oblivious to it. No body or blood was found in the car, thank goodness. The air bags had deployed and there was a fence board speared through the windshield back between the front seats. The driver left without notifying anyone, perhaps taking the car tag with them — at least there wasn’t a tag on the car.
The Highway Patrol quickly traced the car by its VIN to a residence in town and it appears they have insurance. Our homeowner’s policy Insurance Company will deal with that. Once the power company replaces the power pole, which was snapped off and moved about three feet, fence repairs will begin.
The bright side is our dogs, who have free roam of the back yard at night, chose not to get out. But now we know why they were barking so. Such is life. ~sigh~