Damage Magnet

Remember the infamous Huge Tree Uproots Itself and Deposits Branch Through Van’s Back Door event from 2008?

Or how about 2009’s laugh-a-minute escapade, Distracted Driver Plows into Van’s Recently-Replaced Back Door?

Well, allow me to present, brand new for 2010, If I’d Only Parked a Few Inches to the Left, I’d Still Have a Passenger Side Window.



Ah, yes, the tradition continues.  I’ve never known a vehicle to sustain so much damage so often merely by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.



This was the scene shortly after a craaack/THUD woke me at 4:57am.  That’s a sound combination that we’ve come to easily recognize around here as the shedding of tree limbs, and is almost always followed by someone uttering the words, “I hope that didn’t hit the van.”

These van damage posts are starting to become such a predictable series that perhaps I should consider making a sidebar button for them.  Geez!

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I am a polymer clay artist turned fiber addict. I can often be found here at Polka Dot Cottage, writing about my adventures in polymer, fabric, yarn, photography, and everyday life. I live in New Jersey with my husband, two sons, and entirely too many craft supplies.

27 thoughts on “Damage Magnet

  1. Goodness Lisa! As before, I am glad no one got hurt. But this is starting to become somewhat comical… in a dark, twisty kind of way. I’m sure your insurance folks love you. 🙂

    • I know what you mean! It was only the window glass this time, luckily – didn’t even bother with insurance, since the repair was less than our deductible.

    • Half of the garage is full of stuff, and the other half has a certain publishing company‘s inventory in it. I would looooooove to have the van tucked safely into the garage (have whined about it plenty of times) but it’s not currently realistic.

      Besides, I think it might be in the genes to have a garage that doesn’t contain a single vehicle.

  2. No Way! That’s insane Lisa! I read those posts of the past van damages but reading that it has happened again is unreal. Your insurance company must love you! Once again, it is good to hear that no one was hurt. Maybe you should get a tank or something. At least something that can’t get beat up so badly by the local trees! LOL

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  4. ok Lisa, it may be time to sew your van a cushy protective quilt cover!

    poor van…well, maybe the van just likes a soft breeze blowing through it…and it’s windows down. 🙂

    glad you weren’t hurt!!


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