Sheesh, what a week it's been! Yes, a tree really did land on The Beetle. It happened on the very windy Wednesday while I was at work. I was on my way to give a presentation to a local Rotary club and was getting into my boss's car. I hadn't even closed the car door when I heard this giant crrrrrrrraaack . I got out and looked around and - lo and behold - there was a tree lying on my car.
(You can click on them to see the gory details close up)
The lucky bastard who owns the gray car in the middle only had a couple scratches. Mine took the brunt and the minivan got a broken windshield.
"Ow! My eye!"
So long, dome.
I figure I was pretty lucky. I had decided to ride with my boss to the meeting instead of driving myself -- a very wise decision, in retrospect. And while I was freaking the fuck out when it first happened, I calmed down very quickly. After all, it's only a car, and a car can be fixed. Needless to say, we were half an hour late to the Rotary meeting. But what a great excuse I had!
I haven't been sleeping very well the past few nights. Lots on my mind. Last night I woke up to go to the bathroom and sure enough, after being MIA for nearly two years, my monthly visitor has returned on her own. Don't get me wrong - it's a GIANT relief. I just kinda wish it waited until I was back in a country with toilet paper. And toilet seats.
So anyway, that was my week in a nutshell. Honestly, I feel very good and very ready to go on this trip. I've let go of all that is out of my control, and feel wide open and eager to experience, learn and grow.
You can follow me on my adventure at the new blog. I want to send the address to people in my professional world, so it might not be as cynical and/or graphic as I'd like it to be. I also don't really want any of those lame-o's to find this blog so I linked it from here, but am not linking back from there.
God forbid they find out what I really think of them.