Boo! Boo! Journaling
Made with PSP X2, on a PC, with Win 7
I used several techniques from Ro's Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed. One that I used, was #19 - Text Effects, which I used to colour the outer frame of the photo matt.
Font: Times New Roman
and AR Julian - for my word OUCH and the S, made to match with Snapshot.
The snapshot of the truck in the background, was taken shortly
after it was purchased. Around a year later, the other two
photos were taken of a boo! boo!, that happened during an ice
storm in the northern States.
The traffic was moving slowly, because the roads had patches
of ice, although the ramps had been well enough groomed, that
they were not as bad.Ron could see a van on the ramp and that
it was approaching the highway too fast, for the road conditions.
Judging that it would exit the ramp in front of him, he took his
foot off the excellorator to slow down and allow more space.
The van came off the ramp, slipping across the first lane and
swerving into the second. He was right, when the van got to the
highway, it hit an ice patch and the driver lost control. Within a
split second, the van was spinning, causing it to slow down.
With icy roads, the brakes could not be applied to hard, or the
truck would jackknife and more vehicles would be involved.
There was no shoulder to drive onto and the lane beside him
had traffic in it, which was also trying to slow down. The van
spun to the side of the road, bounced off the bank, then hit Ron's
truck. He had moved to the left as far as he could, but it wasn't
By the time ron got to the van, it was full of deployed airbags
and the navigator was calliing the police. The female driver
told him how it was her bosses van and she would be lucky to
keep her job when he got home. He wouldn't be happy that she
had wrote off his van and would have an insurance claim as
well to settle.
She said that she was babysitting her boss's house and dog,
while he was overseas. The week prior the dog gotten out and
she thought she had lost him - now this! She also complained
about how the airbags deploying had hurt her boobs.
Ron had six weeks off work because of this accident, with a very
small insurance from work, that doesn't pay one quarter of his
earnings. He never made an insurance claim, because he didn't
want the woman to lose her job, because of him.
The story goes on, but this page doesn't! However, there is a
moral to this story and it's this: Be very careful when driving in
bad weather. Just because the ramps aren't bad, doesn't mean
the road will be as good.