Wednesday, January 7, 2009


So the house hunk called me yesterdayafternoon to say that the radio reports for road conditions were not encouraging and that he might be a little late. I said, fine, drive carefully. And went back to my writing. When he finally wandered in, he announced, "I had a little accident."


He was on the freeway. The driver in front of him missed her exit. Now what would you do in that case???? Go to the next exit. Right?

Nope. She stopped dead on the freeway.

And he rear-ended her little car with our big SUV. It was raining. The roads were wet. And she stopped.

So her car had some damage to the trunk, fender, bumper... and the SUV lost a license plate. Neither person was seriously hurt though I expect that both will be sore for a while. The woman drove her car away from the scene--after the cop blocked traffic so she could back up to her exit! Sigh.

Well, all's well. But by the time he arrived home and explained his delay, I have to say that I wasn't at all interested in going anywhere so that means that this afternoon I'll have to be ready to go to the store when he gets home. That's okay. The weather was crummy last night with ice and freezing rain on the roads.

In other news, I received a wonderful note from a fellow writer about my book Dancer's Delight. I was so shocked and thrilled that I kept re-reading the note all evening. Dancer's Delight has been out about eighteen months so this was a delightful surprise.

My blog yesterday had some interesting comments. I'm always fascinated by what strikes a chord with readers. I can write the most blah blog and it will elicit unusual interest. Another day I'll really spend a lot of time and thought on a blog and have my wonderful prose completely ignored. Amazing. Anyway--Thank you for all the wonderful, thoughtful comments! I appreciate them.



  1. Ha! We must be living a parallel existence. The Spousal Unit had an accident in his car, only he was in the tiny Subaru and he hit the woman in the big Tahoe. She insisted on calling the police even though his bumper was the one injured. It was icy, the parking lot was crowded, yada yada ...

    A day or two later he and I were driving home from a restaurant and the roads were icy again. I drove slowly and said, "I drive like an old woman sometimes because I never know what the roads are like."

    He said, "I'm going to start doing that, I think."

    So it was a useful lesson, I guess.

  2. Yikes! I'm glad both your units came out okay.

    Congratulations on the fan mail, Ms. Cook. Well deserved. :)

  3. Fan mail coming on an older book is so nice. Recently got a great review for a book that came out a YEAR ago. Weird but wonderful.

    So glad he's okay and no major damage.

  4. Whew! Glad no one was hurt. Scary stuff.