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Well, I have kept it together throughout lockdown (inside since March 22nd) and tried setting a good example to my family as I am the Matriarch (old fashioned word) and don't want anyone worrying about me.

I had started to feel frightened of finally going out and felt today was the day I should finally venture out and face my fears. A trip to B&Q for a couple of bits I need for projects would be a good start.

Am now in a massive emotional tearful heap as I crunched my car!!!!!! Would usually take it in my stride but feeling a bit lost and lonely and longing for a decent conversation with a loved one.

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Lynibis
27 days ago
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lilyflower
lilyflower27 days ago

Lynibis First, were/are you hurt? Second, how much damage to car? Sometimes its the smallest thing that turns us into a wreck and all we need is a good hug and chat and remember Image ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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27 days ago

Thanks lily flower you are right and I have now pulled myself together as I don't usually succumb to self pity for long. I am fine thankyou. I park my car right up against a wall that divides my drive from the neighbours and I didn't reverse enough before turning the wheel, thereby scraping the side and wing. The wall is low and cannot be seen when sitting in the car lol. I haven't driven since early March and my spacial awareness had gone haywire!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig27 days ago

As my mother in law says, you can replace a car but we can't replace you! I sincerely hope that you weren't hurt. Hopefully there isn't too much damage! I would be upset too if there was damage to my car. Give one of your sons a wee call and have a cry at them about it. Not as good as a hug I know.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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27 days ago

Now I am over it I can see I was silly to be upset but I was already feeling as if I had come to the end of my tether with lockdown and endless silent days, it was just the straw that broke the camel's back.

I am so used to chatting all day with my driver when working and the silence is awful.

I won't tell my sons because they worry about me too much and I won't ever be a burden to them, but will have a chat with my bestie later on the phone.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig27 days ago

Lynibis it isn't silly to be upset, its perfectly naturally, especially just now when we feel more isolated than normal and don't have our normal interactions. As long as you have someone to talk to about it that's what is important. I'm glad you are ok though.

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Johnny
Johnny27 days ago

Ooops! I hope no one was hurt Lynibis. Poor you, always a bit of shock pranging the car. I used to do it all the time. I remember taking my car in for repair, going to collect it, turning out of the garage, driving 100 yards, straight into the back of a Mercedes. Turning around and taking it back to the garage.

I think they thought I was a nutcase. Hmmm...๐Ÿ˜‚

But hey, they are only cars, so try not to worry about it too much. It's more of a nuisance that anything.

Call someone you love for a chat and I'm sure you'll feel better.

A big hug from me, Lyn.

Keep smiling!

Johnny

PS. Don't hide it from your sons. A burden shared is a burden halved. They'll want to know, and it'll give them something practical to do, helping you. Which they'll enjoy doing. Even if you don't actually need any help. Everybody likes to feel useful!

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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27 days ago

Ah Johnny, can always rely on you to cheer me up.. I haven't had a prang for about 20 years and I was angry with myself more than anything. I must admit yours was a humdinger lol.

Feeling better already and I have never been one to wallow, stiff upper lip and all that. Don't want to spoil the illusion for my sons, they think I am tough as old boots he he.

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Johnny
Johnny27 days ago

Lynibis Ah...low walls...shouldn't be allowed! So easily done. You are not alone!

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Pjran
Pjran27 days ago

Try not to think of the car, itโ€™s just a bit of metal. As long as youโ€™re okay thatโ€™s the main thing. Sometimes itโ€™s just not worth claiming on your insurance if itโ€™s a few years old. Take care of yourself and try to put things into perspective, youโ€™re not a burden.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2526 days ago

Hope you are feeling better today Lynibis?

What a shame this happened on your first trip out. Donโ€™t let it effect your confidence.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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26 days ago

Thanks gerrykelly25 I am not one to dwell on things, life is too short. It's ok to have a pity party for a day or two but someone, somewhere is having a far worse time so in the words of the famous song 'pick yourself off, dust yourself off, start all over again!' ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2526 days ago

Lynibis good to hear. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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linby
linby26 days ago

I can totally understand why you felt like this with everything else that has been happening. At least you are ok and that is the main thing although I know it is a pain now having to sort it all out. Sending you a virtual hug. Image

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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26 days ago

Thank you Libby that's really kind of you. I did end up telling my son because he needed a talk with me and phoned. I made light of it but a couple of hours later the other son phoned (having been told by first son) and said not to worry as he has a great guy who can fix it very reasonably and has done a couple of scrapes on his car. Not worth losing my no claims so will get it done and all's well that ends well!

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Johnny
Johnny26 days ago

Lynibis Thatโ€˜s all good to hear. Hereโ€™s two hugs from me!๐Ÿ˜Š

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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26 days ago

Thanks Johnny here's back at you!

Nice to know my 46 year old son likes to phone his mum for advice or cheering up, especially as he is such an Alpha male with everyone else! So glad they both have lovely wives and therefore happy family life.

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