Jun 9, 2010

KOTD: In Memory of My Windshield

Hey Addicts!

I apologize soooo much for falling off the face of the planet for a bit. But trust me, I've had my reasons. And here is one of them:



This is what happens when your poor car is viciously attacked by a palm tree frond. Palms trees are the tree of choice in Miami. I think its because of a palm trees high resistance to hurricane winds and our tropical weather. Either way, I've never seen one do this kind of damage! It's common for the frond to fall off the tree when its dry. But you usually just see them on the ground beside the tree and its no big deal. I went to Best Buy to buy a birthday gift and was inside the store for just 5 minutes... Literally! I knew exactly what I was going to purchase so I was in the store for what felt like nothing. I walk back outside and find my windshield smashed. Then I see the frond on the hood of my car. I was parked in front of a bush so the frond wasn't able to finish sliding off my hood. I was so angry. I had a Liar Liar movie moment and yelled at the frond. (For those of you that have seen the movie: it's the scene where his car is towed and he is yelling about the scratch on the car and taking it up the tailpipe.) I was like: "Are you serious!?!?! Are you f*cking serious!?!?!?" There wasn't anyone near me but I wouldn't be surprised if someone heard me in the parking lot and thought I was crazy. There was glass EVERYWHERE inside my car. All over the dash, the seats, the floor, etc. I was so angry. I had to call my insurance and have my car towed home. Luckily, my windshield was replaced within 2 days but I'm still dealing with the damage to the rest of my car. The hood and bumper is scratched, the dash is scratched, there is glass inside my radio, and the headliner next to the windshield is cut. Luckily my insurance will be paying for the repairs. Then they get to chase Best Buy's insurance for reimbursement of their expenses and my deductible. What a mission!

So... I made my mani in memory of my windshield and of this situation. I didn't have an image plate with a palm tree so I went with the next best thing... leaves!


This is 2 coats of FingerPaints "Sketch N Etch." I stamped using my new Bundle Monster plate BM19 in "Millennium" by China Glaze. I love these plates. But I'm officially sad at the fact that the full nail images are too narrow for my nails. The image couldn't cover my entire nail. I did the best that I could at stamping again over the missing area. You can kinda tell in the pictures. The "extra" stamp is on the left side. But at the end of the day the plates were still worth it for such a cheap price.

So, moral of the story: Don't park under palm trees!


11 comments:

Nikki Warner said...

Oh my goodness! What an ordeal. Sorry you had to go through that but very glad you were not in the car at the time! I haven't tried my bundle plates yet. Maybe, I will do so tonight! Congrats on the 100th post!

aaminahs mom said...

wow that branch fromd whatever doesn't even look as though it could do that kind of damage. good thing you were'nt in the car when it happened i know you are upset-remember to count your blessings

Enamel Girl said...

Sorry about your car. I can't imagine the mess that made. Good thing your insurance company got it fixed quickly though.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to see what happened to your car! It must have been a very upsetting surprise. Here, we're in the desert and it is a month before monsoon season and all our palm trees are trimmed to within an inch of their lives! Well, actually they are severely trimmed and usually are only left with 3 fronds. I am glad you were no longer in your car when this happened. Might be time to buy a lottery ticket! -JenB

Jessica said...

My goodness, that "frond" (never even heard that word before lol) looks so dead and dry that it wouldn't be heavy enough to cause any damage. I'm glad you weren't in the car to be hurt and that your insurance is taking care of it.

Your nails look very nice though :)

Ice Queen said...

Oh! That blows. I know how frustrating it is. We had an oak tree that got soaked in a rainstorm, then froze and got loaded with snow snap and fall on our Camry, one Winter. Urgh! What a frakking mess. I really feel for you. But I'm glad that your insurance is going to take care of everything.

Pretty mani. And you took something so negative and turned it into inspiration.

Laura @ Sawan-Heaven said...

I'm so sorry that the crazy palm tree pooped off a limb on your car. :o(

Laura @ Sawan-Heaven said...

Popped! I meant to say popped not pooped.

paintedladyfingers said...

I'm so sorry about the condition of your car, but so very glad you are safe. xoxo!

Love the inspired nail art!

Jackie S. said...

I think..in fact I KNOW I would have cried!

Screamed, yelled and cried all at once!

I'm so sorry! But the mani is cute! :)

Lissi said...

Thank you for all the kind comments! I'm also glad I wasn't in the car. With all the little pieces of glass inside the car I would have been covered from head to toe. Not to mention the heart-attack I probably would have suffered!