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Re: Going Greene in Greenville
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533069 by MissPeach
Aug 1, 2010 12:49am
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Glad to hear other people have problems with insurance companies! Don't feel alone! One thinks that when they are stopped at a red light and you are hit from behind(no brakes applied) a clear rear ender that it is the other guys fault! You would be WRONG. I've now been fighting for over a year! What I have learned - if you rear end someone just say "hey, where is that car that hit me?" apparently you don't even have to have damage! Just sayin!!! All I can say is that no one was seriously hurt!
Re: Going Greene in Greenville
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533137 by buzzin around
Aug 1, 2010 5:37am
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One thinks that when they are stopped at a red light and you are hit from behind(no brakes applied) a clear rear ender that it is the other guys fault! You would be WRONG

Not in Arkansas. Even if you were hit first you could be ticketed for failing to properly control you vehicle.

Shiloh
Re: Going Greene in Greenville
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533062 by theseekers1108
Aug 1, 2010 6:57am
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I'm so grateful both of you are OK!
Thank you God for our friends well being!!!
Cars can be replaced , but neither of you can be....
Love you Seekers
Re: Going Greene in Greenville
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533176 by Celtic Mom
Aug 1, 2010 7:13am
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Friends, Thank you for all of your kind remarks.
Yes, we , and all involved were lucky. Property damage can be easily fixed !!
People damage, not so easy !

I have uploaded a few pictures onto the event page. We weren't there long, so I don't have as many as usual !

http://www.atlasquest.com/gallery/slideshow.html?gAlbumId=2309&gSortBy=newest

Thanks again to our hosts !!

Dina B. & Charlie
Re: Going Greene in Greenville
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533129 by storm rider
Aug 1, 2010 9:42am
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I'm glad you both are ok and still have your sense of humor...

Storm Rider,
That is one thing that you will never have to worry about with Charlie and me. Our sense of humor is so much a part of who we are, it's always there.

I have been through many times in my life when my sense of humor was all I had to keep me going. I have found over the rough times.... that it's easier to keep the faith and believe that things are going to get better.... if you can find a little humor in even the direst of circumstances.

Yesterday, shortly after the accident, while acessing damage after the law was called.....
I grinned and said "Well, Goofy Girl wasn't AT the event, but it seems that she is here in spirt anyway!"..........
(Last year's mishap with Goofy Girl was on the way TO an Event.... this time it was on the way home from one !)
Re: Going Greene in Greenville
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533204 by theseekers1108
Aug 1, 2010 10:29am
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so let's see...

  1. it's possible to be blamed for an accident in arkansas even if you are sitting at a stop light, completely stopped
  2. it's possible to be blamed for an accident in north carolina even if you are in oklahoma at the time.

I think I got it.

Romana ;-)
Re: Going Greene in Greenville
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533211 by Romana
Aug 1, 2010 11:08am
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1.it's possible to be blamed for an accident in arkansas even if you are sitting at a stop light, completely stopped

Yes. The reasoning is that if you were hit from behind and knocked into the person ahead of you then you didn't allow enough space....just like following too close.

I watched a defensive driveing video once and it recomended stopping far enough back that you can see the wheels on the car ahead of you. That way you have enough room to turn out of line if you need to. Such as attempted car jacking.

Shiloh
Re: Going Greene in Greenville
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533062 by theseekers1108
Aug 1, 2010 2:09pm
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So glad to hear the whole story!! We were all wondering that night how exactly you get hit by a house!!
Re: Going Greene in Greenville
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533217 by shiloh
Aug 1, 2010 2:11pm
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Speaking of being at fault, if you were hit from behind at a red light...This happened to my friend...She DID allow enough room,did NOT hit the car in front of her, but the man who hit her said he was hit from behind and that the car sped off. Even my friend's own insurace company believed him though the photos showed no damgage to his car! Incredible!!
Shed meets Seeker Mobile
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533062 by theseekers1108
Aug 1, 2010 3:34pm
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How many other people do you know who can hit a house while driving down the road ???

We were at the Ice Cream Social and got the info.: The seekers were hit by a shed.

HUH??

We all pictured a Wizard of Oz thing-- shed traveling via tornado dumped on the Seekers! I pictured a shed with curved feet with tie dye socks protuding from one side and an arm with a magnifier protruding from the other.

Okay, that's not funny-- bad, wolfie, bad!! *stiffling giggle*

Seriously, glad everyone is okay! I hate windy mountain roads-- how can you avoid an accident like that when no one can see until it's too late and there's no place to go?!
Humor and hardship
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533204 by theseekers1108
Aug 1, 2010 3:50pm
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I have been through many times in my life when my sense of humor was all I had to keep me going. I have found over the rough times.... that it's easier to keep the faith and believe that things are going to get better.... if you can find a little humor in even the direst of circumstances.

Ain't that the truth!! I have found that oftentimes, people with the best sense of humor have been through some of the hardest times. They developed it as a safety mechanism for their own mental health. Also, after enduring truly difficult experiences, the small trials and inconveniences just don't seem that bad.

Our attitude and how we view things makes all the difference since we can't always change the circumstances.
Re: Shed meets Seeker Mobile
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533264 by The Wolf Family
Aug 1, 2010 3:52pm
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a Wizard of Oz thing

Not the first time I've been linked to the Wizard of Oz..... when I was young,..... and I'd get mad at someone and be ranting... my brother, also named Charlie... would say.....
"Never mind her... she's been this way since that house fell on her sister back in Oz"......
*lol*

We LOL about the tie dye socks and the magnafier. Sounds like a good stamp idea. I'll have to see what Charlie says about THAT !!!

Dina B.
Re: Shed meets Seeker Mobile
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533267 by theseekers1108
Aug 1, 2010 4:09pm
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I'll have to see what Charlie says about THAT !!!

Yep, I believe my words at the time were, "There's got to be a stamp in that!"

Maybe Charlie will agree to carve one if you hold the threat of "what Knit Wit will do with the image" over his head. LOL

I'm sorry about your car but at least you guys weren't hurt.

Knit Wit
Re: Shed meets Seeker Mobile
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533267 by theseekers1108
Aug 1, 2010 5:49pm
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tie dye socks and the magnafier. Sounds like a good stamp idea

How will you ink that stamp?

Shiloh
Re: Going Greene in Greenville
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533058 by Hale s Angel
Aug 1, 2010 5:50pm
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The event was so fun, I'm posting it in sections on the TN board:
Friday night
Saturday day event
Re: Shed meets Seeker Mobile
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533299 by shiloh
Aug 1, 2010 6:11pm
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with a tie dye stamp pad of course ; )
Re: Going Greene in Greenville
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533300 by The Wolf Family
Aug 2, 2010 6:12am
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I'm so sad that we missed the event. I hope I can make it next year!
Re: Going Greene in Greenville
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533062 by theseekers1108
Aug 2, 2010 10:01am
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Okay, now this makes sense. The announcement at the event was "The Seekers car was hit by a storage building". We all had visions of cyclones and houses falling into Oz. It was pretty strange! So glad you guys were okay!

hope
Re: Going Greene in Greenville
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533062 by theseekers1108
Aug 2, 2010 1:02pm
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Having already read your account & seen the pictures, I had to laugh every time I saw a shed being driven down the interstate. There were about 5 - all in NC. Just figured they were trying to find you.

:o)
Re: Going Greene in Greenville
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #533577 by Woody clowns
Aug 2, 2010 1:25pm
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Just figured they were trying to find you.

*LOL** Maybe so !!!

Hornicorn's Hubby Mike said to Charlie "That's what you get for riding around with a wicked witch !! You're not in Kansas anymore you know!".......

It looks like I'll be paying for my own damages.... though that's not decided yet for sure.....
but the bright side is.... I didn't raise my deductible to 500 as I thought... it's still 250, which is at least reachable.

*YIKES*
Dina B.