Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pressed my luck...

Not sure how much I should say about this picture, other than while nobody was hurt (other than a bump on Tia's head, which she tells me is feeling better.) the damage is probably worse than it looks. Had to leave the car in NYC because it would take a week or so to get it repaired, or so I'm told. At this point, the best case is for the insurance company to announce it DOA and pay me a fraction of what it's worth (and what I owe) just so I don't have to fly to NYC and drive the damn thing back after it gets "repaired" by the same guys who ruined the front bumper towing it. So, to add insult to injury, the towing company somehow let it get broken into to take the GPS unit. (If you notice, the small rear window is intact... when we went to retrieve the stuff from the trunk, the window had been broken. "Eddie" says he'll pay to replace the GPS if I send him my bill.) Again, fortunate that the thieves weren't smart enough to steal the gear left in the trunk, even though I was stupid enough to believe the tow truck drivers when they said the contents would be safe.

Also want to say I'm sorry to Tia for the personal shock to the system of being involved in the accident, and apologize to her that my carelessness caused her to miss two shoots in Pennsylvania, but I'm sure she'll find a way to work with those photographers soon to create more memorable images.

So, to all you who said I must be crazy to drive in NYC, despite my earlier report, I must now agree with you. Difficult to say how hard the insurance company is going to rear end me after this, in light of the accident earlier this year.

But that's not the thing that pains me most about the day...


Thom said...


Sorry to hear about your misfortune but I live in a neighboring state and I am not into "NYC Russian Roulette" driving! I got "bounced around" once, now it's mass transit! Park and ride is the way to go.