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Boo! Boo! Journaling

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Truck BooBoo!


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.






KVE_TimeTraveler Biggie_Plus


PWR_TimeTraveler_WordArt Mini


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Font: Times New Roman


and AR Julian - for my word OUCH and the S, made to match with Snapshot.




Dear Diary


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


far enough.


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.



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Nice use of the embellishments in this layout, and I love the background. You must be happy with that sketch, too! Interesting journaling and what a story- scary stuff! Hope that it helped to write it.

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