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Offline MontanaBob  
#1 Posted : Friday, December 20, 2013 4:25:12 PM(UTC)
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I thought I would check in while my brain is still functioning somewhat. On December 1st my wife and I were on our way to Pullman Washington to see our oldest Granddaughter and celebrate her 26th birthday.

We left Missoula in light rain/snow mix, and about 45 miles later it was all snow. No problem. We've done this trip many times before in bad weather. Just lookout for the other guy.
We were on the Idaho side of Lookout Pass in moderate snow and going about 35mph. We were in the left or passing lane as a snowplow was in this lane about 1/4 mile in front of us and the lane was fairly clear. (Back East that means the highway would have been closed.) About 2 miles from the bottom of the pass an emergency tow truck that was next to us and slightly in front suddenly skidded to the left and directly in front of us. Wham, Bam, and he hit us in the right (passenger side) of our new car. We got pushed directly into the Jersy Divider, which ended 10 feet in front of us as there was a turn-around for emergency vehicles, so we hit the end barrells and sent them into the Eastbound oncoming traffic.

It was not a pretty picture when some unsuspecting guy from Minnesota, coming up the pass, Eastbound, hit one of the barrells. The barrel then came back and planted itself under our left front part of the car.

To make a short story long, the driver of car #1 (tow truck) was at fault for several things, took full responsibility, and actually he is putting our car back together. He has one of the best body shops in Northern Idaho and he showed us some of his work. Absolutely fantistic. He is bringing our car back to us this Monday on a flatbed, wrapped and with a full tank of gas. We had to get a rental and his wife took us from Wallace Idaho to Spokane International Airport to get a rental car, bought us lunch, paid for the rental car for a month, and gave us a plate of homebaked Christmas cookies to take down to Pullman to share with our granddaughter. Ha......she didn't get any!!

I had a concussion from hitting my head on the drivers side window from the second impact. My wife says that shouldn't affect me at all...........I've been brain damaged since before she met me. Donna had a bloody nose from airbag #2 hitting her in the side if the head. What the hell...how to you get a bloody nose from a side airbag hitting you?

Anyway, we are fine and the doctor just this morning gave me clearance to again play in the NFL. Now, what team needs an upper medicore college punter? (age 70)

Bob
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Offline Cheesey  
#2 Posted : Saturday, December 21, 2013 10:55:50 PM(UTC)
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Never a dull moment with you, Bob!
Just glad to hear you and the mrs. are ok!
That's the most important thing!
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Offline MontanaBob  
#3 Posted : Monday, December 23, 2013 5:33:24 PM(UTC)
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We're doing fine. Our car is due back to us this Saturday, Dec. 28. We have had no problems with insurance, car rental and so forth. This guy and his wife are going to deliver the car directley to us. Hope he put the flames on the sides that I asked for.....and Donna wanted a new sunroof put in. (LOL) I'm pretty sure his insurance company won't go for that. But it's worth a try.

BTW.... you're life does NOT flash by you in an incident like this. All I could remember from this is at that moment saying.... "Oh Fuck, this guy is going to hit us." Wham...Bam...accident.
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Offline wpr  
#4 Posted : Monday, December 23, 2013 5:37:06 PM(UTC)
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glad you are ok and things are working out.
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Offline dhazer  
#5 Posted : Monday, December 23, 2013 6:54:51 PM(UTC)
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I am glad to hear that you 2 are ok and i sure hope when i get around your young age i have such a great outlook on life like you do. And dang you can sure make a good story out of a scary situation.

Merry Christmas to you and your family
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Just Imagine this for the next 6-9 years. What a ride it will be :)
Offline Zero2Cool  
#6 Posted : Monday, December 23, 2013 7:28:56 PM(UTC)
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I'm never going to Montana, ever.

Snow issues.
Fire issues.
Driver issues.

BE SAFE BOBBY!!

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Offline Laser Gunns  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, December 25, 2013 2:28:18 PM(UTC)
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You granddaughter is a fellow Coug I see...


My my, that is interesting....Wub









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Feel better Bob! It's Xmas!


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Offline MontanaBob  
#8 Posted : Thursday, December 26, 2013 2:09:42 PM(UTC)
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Zero...the guy that hit us was an Idaho driver. Think Jared Allen, Jerry Kramer, Dennis Franz (Sippowitz on NYPD Blue), Mark Furhman of the OJ case. They're all from Idaho or live there or went to college there.

Laseer Grunns...our Granddaughter graduated 4 years ago from WaZoo in Veterinary Medicine with an emphasis in Microbiology. Instead of going on to Med school she took a job in Pullman at Veterinary Medical Research and Development Corp which is out on Old Albion Road. Beautiful view of the stadium all lit up at night from their parking lot. She works in the lab developing serums and vaccines for race horses.
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Offline DarkaneRules  
#9 Posted : Thursday, December 26, 2013 2:14:39 PM(UTC)
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So great to hear you guys are recovering and the car is coming back to you in time for my 29th birthday! I am so relieved nobody was seriously injured.
Offline MontanaBob  
#10 Posted : Thursday, December 26, 2013 3:47:53 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for your thoughts DarkaneRules. We're fine. The only aches and pains now are from all the screws and fake parts I have in my body. Nothing to do with the accident.
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Offline DakotaT  
#11 Posted : Thursday, December 26, 2013 5:56:45 PM(UTC)
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How's the snow pack this year Bob? We keep getting these little dustings, but they do accumulate after a while.
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Offline MontanaBob  
#12 Posted : Friday, December 27, 2013 9:22:57 AM(UTC)
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snow's about normal for now. Up high it's at 120-150% above normal for now. We've got about 14 inches of packed snow at our house.....frozen solid from some freezing rain we had last weekend.
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Offline 4PackGirl  
#13 Posted : Friday, December 27, 2013 9:34:58 AM(UTC)
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omg - so thankful though bruised & bloody - you are essentially ok.
perhaps you & the missus should think about a warmer climate?!?
be safe my dear friend.
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Offline DakotaT  
#14 Posted : Friday, December 27, 2013 5:35:45 PM(UTC)
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omg - so thankful though bruised & bloody - you are essentially ok.
perhaps you & the missus should think about a warmer climate?!?
be safe my dear friend.


There are very good reasons people live in sparsely populated cold climates.
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