Do you remember that kids' story Fortunately ? It was this huge see-saw of a picture book where things were good, and then went horribly wrong. That pretty much describes this years tree hunt.
Fortunately, we were on our way to our annual super fun tree hunt.
Unfortunately, we were in a serious car accident.
Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Fortunately, my sister was meeting us nearby and could pick me and the dog and the boy up so I could go with her husband to get our other car, and boy could get lunch and hang out with his cousins.
Fortunately, we made it back to my car and put the dog safely and happily in the house.
(Dogs who already hate the car, really hate to be in accidents. He's all A-OK except the stress.)
Fortunately, we have two cars, so we divide and conquer.
Unfortunately, everyone is very low on fuel.
Fortunately, we pick up family members, find gas stations and head up the hill.
Fortunately, we were right behind them and took the kids back to our place so we could wait to find out where they would be towed.
Fortunately, it was free if they were towed back toward our house, to our favorite local mechanic.
Fortunately, that meant a sleepover... with cocktails.
Fortunately, she was fine with one and we got the rental car and it was upgraded to a hybrid and we were on our way to the tree hunt.
Fortunately, we were beyond caring.