Saturday, February 27, 2010

Accidents Happen...

It was just like any other Thursday morning... until the unmistakable timbre of car vs. car jolted us from our peaceful slumber and started our day off with a bang. I drearily lumbered downstairs as the muffled shouts of strangers drifted through our walls. Peeking through the front window, what did I behold? This...
Turns out a three-car accident in font of our house ended with one of the cars jumping the sidewalk and coming to a not-so-gentle stop when it encountered our front retaining wall. Luckily for the drivers, no one was hurt. Unluckily for us, we're left with a retaining wall with a cracked concrete foundation, buckled blocks, cracked capstones and streaks of Hyundai.
The damage spans about 15 feet of the wall, so I'm guessing that a good portion of the wall will have to demolished, excavated, formed, poured, blocked, capped and back-filled. Our biggest concern is how this very old wall will be rebuilt and finished in a way which matches what's existing and doesn't stick out like an obviously-bandaged sore thumb. Let the misadventure of getting our wall fixed or replaced by an insurance company begin...

(P.S. This situation is totally weak, but we still do our best to keep our sense of humor. In that spirit, we had to channel our friends over at FailBlog and snap this picture - PARKING FAIL!)


  1. Bummer! You two have a good sense of humor. Good luck with the wall! We are hoping to build ours this year.

  2. That sucks, but you never know it might be a good thing! You might end up with this fantastic new wall. Good luck.

  3. What a load of idiots! Who slams into a wall? Were they wasted? Perhaps you should be so you can deal with these people.

  4. Then the giant lumbered down the stairs with sleep in his eyes and rage in his heart...

    Lumbered. lol. Good word, Kelly! Oh, to have been a rock on your wall to have seen all the antics!

  5. This was a rare posting by David so you can thank him for the lumbered language. :)

  6. I would saying "lumbering" is often a very accurate description for how I move, especially after working out or just getting out of bed!