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Donations, horses and writing

Spent most of this morning holed up Writing. Not fun posts, but five posts of Serious Content for a contact's company blog. Fortunately it's a subject I'm fairly knowledgeable about so it wasn't too difficult.

This afternoon Mr C and I headed out to the household site and the local homeless warehouse with donations for both. After being delayed by the aftermath of an accident on the road to the location, the household waste site was closed, so we headed straight for the charity warehouse. There, we handed over our bag of donated items, then wandered happily around there for another hour until they closed. It's been too long since I was up there, at least judging by the weight of the donations bag we gave them, so I have suggested to Mr C that we make a monthly trip for the next few months as we clear out the house of clutter.

This time we actually managed to come out without any additions to the eBay pile or household necessities, which is rare.

The road traffic involved a , but I am pleased to report that the driver, his wife and their all escaped unharmed. The vehicle is a write off, but that's surely a small price to pay after they all escaped with their lives?

I ought to finish up packing eBay sales now but I'm so tired I think I'll go to bed and deal with the rest of the world tomorrow morning.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on October 9, 2015, 5:27 PM

Glad everyone was ok and you at least got the donations dropped off

Feisty56 wrote on October 9, 2015, 8:29 PM

"Horse box" is a decidedly European term for what in the States is termed "horse trailer." Coincidentally, I just finished reading a Henning Mankell novel that included a wrecked "horse box."

morilla wrote on October 9, 2015, 11:28 PM

If the accident wasn't their fault and the vehicle did the job in protecting them, then that's the price they paid for the protection. Whether it was 'small' or 'large' or something in between will depend on a number of things. Hopefully, however, the horse wasn't too skittish as a result and it will deal with the rest of the World tomorrow as well.

WordChazer wrote on October 11, 2015, 10:00 AM

Actually, this one was more like a 'horse transporter' as it wasn't a trailer, but a proper purpose built vehicle with integral cab and drop down ramp at the rear. Are they still termed 'trailers'? This one was more what I would call a 'lorry'. Not a van, not a semi, but something in between.

WordChazer wrote on October 11, 2015, 10:04 AM

Already assembling the next batch of donations, having read up on what the charity requires. Each homeless man who signs up to the Companions' Charter gets a bed in their dorm, a bag of basics and two changes of clothes. So I'm concentrating on finding said basics now - soaps, trousers, tops, shoes. This is the joy of having some free non-work time at last.

WordChazer wrote on October 11, 2015, 10:11 AM

Apparently the motorist who helped the couple lead their horse to safety is scared of horses, which makes his actions even more amazing. The road was closed for hours on both sides and some people were just standing watching or filming, which is despicable. The motorist commented that he found the horse was quite calm, considering. Meanwhile the woman said more or less the same as I thought, that the fact they were all safe was the important thing.

AliCanary wrote on October 12, 2015, 2:07 PM

It always upsets me to know that an animal carrier was involved in an accident, as, unlike the people, the animals did not have a say in being on the road. I am very glad to hear that no one was harmed!

WordChazer wrote on October 12, 2015, 4:43 PM

I am no fan of horses myself, but I'll agree with you. I can only imagine how difficult a road journey must be for a horse, with long legs and four of them to balance. I am very glad to hear no one and no animal was hurt or harmed in this incident.