12 November 2007

"Fun" filled weekend

Well this weekend was quiet the "fun" filled weekend. Shane had just put new suspension on his 4runner much like I have on my Tacoma, which makes it so that you can go faster through the bumps without bottoming out as easily. It also makes for better off road handling. We decided to go out Friday night and let him try it out, We also wanted to see how well our newly installed lights worked. So we went out and did a little rock crawling and some rallying. After a couple of hours we decided that it was time to head home..... and off I went. Now, for those of you who know me, or have ridden with me off road, you know that I like to go fast. Going fast on dirt roads is my nicotine. In my speeding along the road I came up to a turn that was a little tighter than I had expected. The rear tires broke loose and the truck went sideways to the passenger side and then tipped to the drivers side, then back again to the passenger side. Then the bead blew on the front passenger tire. The rim hit the dirt and shot the truck straight into the berm on the side of the road. We popped up into the air a couple of feet, hit the ground and bounced up again, sending the truck a few feet into the air once again. We landed on the two passenger side tires and then laid the truck on its side. In the process the were a few choice words that I'm not going to repeat here. But they were choice. When the truck finally came to rest on its side, my mag light went crashing into the rear passenger window and broke it. That's the only window that broke. Once we got it up and on all fours we saw the only rock within 30 feet and it was right under the door. The truck would have been fine, but the mag light broke the window and I landed on the ONLY ROCK IN SIGHT.

So like I said, It was a fun filled weekend. Luckily Leslie wasn't there, the text to her wasn't all that fun to send either. Now the truck will be picked up in a couple of days by the insurance company and they will decide if it can be fixed or if it is even worth fixing. So I'm going to be without a truck for at least a month. Probably more. I still haven't gotten the passenger door to open.

The next morning though we went shooting and Leslie got to try out her new shooting coat. Its really nice and her shooting has really improved. I tried it out too... That was a mistake because now I want to get a new coat. Oops:) We forgot to take the camera so we don't have any pics, but we are going to go again this weekend. We'll try to remember the camera for you all. Oh and I'm hoping to put some video of Friday nights fiasco on here too so come back!!


Justin & Elizabeth Zimmerman said...

Uh hem, where do I begin. I know I asked you to update your blog on occasion, but you didn’t need to be so drastic. While looking at you pix I was reminded of my own Tacoma rolling. I think yours was probably funnier, figuratively speaking (in a Jim Carrey voice). Oh, Sam is saying “go boom…yucky truck on a rocks”. Yep were all making fun of you right now and you don’t even know it. I feel for you man. I remember being without my Tacoma for a month or so. Remember, I was only a headlight from totaling my truck, so go make sure you’ve got enough stuff busted to get a new one. Well, I know you were excited for your BIG BROTHER to see the pix…I will hold my usually whit; because, you are married now and I turn over all eye rolling and disbelief to Leslie. There’s just something about Mag lights and us Zimmerman boys’. Mine didn’t break a widow, but I remember hearing it bang around the cab and thinking that it will hurt when it hits me. Oh, was your first thought “I can fix that” and your second thought “this is going to be expensive”? Those where my thoughts as I flew of I-215 so many years ago.

Tyler said...

Knew it was coming! Reminds me of a certain incident North of the Great Salt Lake... Way to find the truck. Glad you were alone.

COLETTE said...

Hmmmmmm.........Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm..................well, I am entirely impressed that you are not dead, yipee!

mom Z said...

Everyone else lets me know when they update their blogs. I'm really not ignoring you, I just don't think to look. I'm glad Leslie now has my job, takes the stress off of me. See, you really aren't invincible like I told you, when I did have Leslie's job. Mother IS always right!!!