While I was away visiting in Ballarat Clarissa had a car accident ... which is a hard thing at any time but even harder when you're phoned mid vintage clothing inspection and you can't see for yourself things are ok.
The upside, of course, is that Clarissa calling me gives me some comfort and I will never tell her not to call me. At least, I know what's going on, and how much more awful to find out after the event.
So this in not a complaint ... just a recognition of how frustrating it is ... I'm miles away, I can't see what's going on and I can't get there any time soon to satisfy myself.
As for the accident ... a minor one in which neither driver was hurt.
As it turns out, Clarissa and the other driver were both backing out in front of the local chemist, neither saw the other and Clarissa backed into the other driver's car.
The upside for Clarissa is that there was minimal damage to her car; nothing more than a scratch really to her bumper bar.
The tiny little scratch on Clarissa's car ... almost unnoticeable.
But the insurance company told her to bring it in anyway and she'll only be charged the excess to clean up the damage she made to the bumper bar the very first time she drove her car!
The mess on the other side of the car ... made the first time she drove it and fortunately only to the bumper bar and not the car.
A good outcome in my book.