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Getz Versus Wall. Wall Wins. My Life 11 JUL 2013

Sigh. It was bound to happen sooner or later you know. I’m notorious for not being the world’s greatest driver, something I’m more than happy to admit to, and which also consequently means that should I decline moving your car out of the parking lot, it really is because there’s a pretty high chance of my damaging it, not because I don’t like you.

My problem is judging distance and space, which needless to say is quite the problem when travelling between two pillars or walls, say like at the entrance to my house’s front parking port.

In other words, and to be fair, this really was an accident waiting to happen, and I have to admit that I’m kind of impressed that I managed to avoid it for just over three years now!

Anyway, returning home from a quick shopping trip to Pick ‘n Pay yesterday afternoon, I swung into my driveway, wincing at the unexpected and horrible scraping sensation that uncharacteristically came along with it for a change.

Yup.

My Hyundai Getz’s rear passenger wheel arch said hello to my pillar… and came off second best.

hyundai getz wheel arch scratch 1

hyundai getz wheel arch scratch 2

*sigh*

Dale Eaglesham and Ruy Jose: Justice Society of America #4 Cover (2007) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 17 SEP 2011

Now four issues into writer Geoff Johns’ The Next Age storyline, this time around he has Vandal Savage revealing his master plan to Wildcat and Wildcat’s son, while the rest of the Justice Society of America (JSA) splits up in order to protect Liberty Belle’s mother, as well as Courney’s step-father and step-brother.

However, that synopsis gives absolutely no reason for the simply awesome incentive B cover whipped up by regular penciller Dale Eaglesham and inker Ruy Jose, depicting poor Jesse Chambers, aka Liberty Belle and Rick Tyler, aka Hourman, being blown away by the concussive force of Damage’s explosive blast!

Ficus Crack Pot My Life 23 FEB 2011

Ficus Crack Pot. Despite sounding like a drug reference, I am in fact referring to poor Mr. Ficus’ pot, which didn’t survive the last gusty blasts we experienced here in Gordon’s Bay unscathed.

After picking up Mr. Ficus who was lying on his side, dusting him off and propping him back upright, I noticed a rather large crack running down the length of his pot. Not fatal to the pot mind you, but bad enough.

So I guess I’ll just have to do a bit of pot twirling to sort this unsightly issue out.

The wind however didn’t seem to affect our resident garden fanged yellow eight-legged monster who has been living in the same spot for the last couple of months, nor the garden shed which still stands much to my surprise.

Monty’s ladder did take a bit of a topple though.

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Fierce Winds My Life 19 DEC 2010

Strong, strong winds buffeted Gordon’s Bay for most of last week, wreaking a fair bit of damage in the process. From great big canvas signs completely blown away to big metal road signs folded over in half, nothing was left untouched. If you had just finished planting your garden you would have been gnashing your teeth because undoubtedly half of it would have been destroyed, or like Annalie, you would wake up to the sight of someone’s back door lying in your garden.

5 Country Mews wasn’t left untouched, as I was forced to spend last weekend pretty much indoors, tearing out my hair at the over-energetic cats trapped inside and causing havoc thanks to the scary winds outside. I nearly lost my back door as well, as a wind wrenched it backwards and caused its slats to pop slightly as it bashed against the back wall, though thankfully leaving it still attached by the hinges.

As it was, poor ficus didn’t fair so well, as it was unceremoniously dumped over by the wind, never mind our poor garden shed who I found with garden implements and a broom sticking out from underneath!

And then there was the tumbling black bin that nearly took out my car.

Mr. Fixus decided to dive for cover to avoid the wind!

You know you have a problem when your tools try to escape

Windy. No wonder there are always so many houses up for sale in this area!