A Window into Life in the Suburbs

"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fenced Around

Someone crashed into our front fence today trying to avoid hitting another car because well... they ran a red light. I was at the back of the house and rushed to the front when I heard a loud bang. Opening the front door and peering out at the scene in front of me was a strange moment -- like being a witness to the culmination of a high speed car chase on one of those high octane B action thrillers except that it happened on my front lawn.

But that's not the moral of the story.

The moral of the story is that we've been living where we've been living for over a decade and yet incidents like that have been rare. I only recall one other occasion where someone caused a bit of minor damage.
The investigating officer rattled off a couple of examples of places prone to fence crashings and see their fences replaced at least once a year. We were, in his words, "lucky"

I suppose we are... in a manner of speaking... blessed. I don't think "luck" has very much to do with it.

I'd never thought about it that way before. Not that there has never been an accident at that junction. There's been a few but our fence has had more trouble from termites than absent-minded drivers.
Interesting thing though, we had only replaced it a few months ago.

Undoubtedly, it's going to be a little inconvenient. But I am thankful. Thankful that no one was hurt, thankful that things can always be much worse.

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