It’s been quite a while since I wrote a blog piece. A lot has happened this summer and fall. Back in April I added a D5, and then a D500, to go along with my D810 cameras. I made extended trips to Iceland, the Galapagos, Spitsbergen, Brazil, and southern Utah. On the home front, at the beginning of summer we contracted a major house remodeling project which still isn’t quite finished.
And then there was the accident. Several months ago, while driving home, I was slowing for a traffic light with three or four cars in front of me. Just as I was almost stopped, the truck in back of me failed to brake and, while still going about 35mph, smashed into my vehicle. This shoved me into the SUV directly in front of me. My vehicle, a full-sized Chevy 4×4 pickup with a popup camper on the back, was totaled, smashed both front and rear. The guy who hit me had been talking on his cell phone, totally distracted. I’m all OK now, but it has been quite an experience, one which I definitely do not want to repeat.
UPDATE November 25: I certainly appreciate all the comments and concerns. Yes, I’ve totally recovered now, at least as good as I’m going to be at my age. Plus I have a new truck and repaired camper. So…if you see a white Chevy extended cab 4×4 pickup with a Four Wheel Camper popup in the back and a geezer at the wheel, stop and say “hello.” Again, my thanks to everyone.