Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Motorcycle Accident

Well, in case you haven't heard.....Andy and I were hit by a car one week ago today. We were lucky. A 16 year old girl (license for 3 months or less) was turning right onto the two-lane highway. We were in the left lane. Instead of turning right into the right lane, she decided to turn all the way into the left lane.....thus, hitting us. Her back end just nipped our front end, but enough to throw us into the guardrail and then off the bike. I (Beth) was thrown about 10 feet into the left lane......sounds bad but my helmut and armored jacket did it's job! For me, I lost my favorite pair of jeans and have a bruised, swollen and road rashed knee. Somehow Andy ended up under the bike. He has bad road rash on his right arm (since he was not wearing his armored jacket), a swollen and bruised left ankle (from the guardrail) and a few other sore spots. Like I said, we were very lucky.

Insurance was a bit of a nightmare since she's only 16, but it all turned out well (she has insurance!! Whoo hoo) and we will be getting reimbursed for all medical, messed up gear, etc.

The bike was totalled. Here are some pics.

It doesn't look that bad, but the parts that were damaged are quite pricey (and the prongs in front, which are connected to the frame - I think - were bent).

Needless to say, Andy will be getting another bike. Here's a link to the one he has his eye on. My only request was that he got a bike that was louder and brighter (in hopes that stupid people like the girl who hit us would see us better). This one also has six lights on the front which also helps. There is no doubt that he will be fully geared from now on too!

And I will be getting back on it just might take me a little longer than him. Yes, things happen and some view it as "dangerous" but remember that things happen in cars, airplanes and public transit everyday. And remember....WATCH FOR BIKERS when you're on the road!!! Look twice....or even three times, PLEASE :-)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!

The last time I posted, winter was just ending.....again, it's been a while. Spring is in full swing and the pollen is wicked! Since my last post, we've been here and there:

St. Patty's Day in D.C.: Click here to see pics

Winery in Aldie (where we found a new favorite!), Painting at home with Buddy's help, and a new favorite sleeping spot for Bud: Click here to see the pics.

In other news, Andy is well on his way to get his Doctorate! He's in his second quarter and doing great. I'm on business travel over the next couple of months. This month I'll be in Salt Lake City and Raleigh for green building conferences and in July I'm going to Nashville conference.

Other than that, we've been enjoying our down time on the bike. We found a new route along the river where traffic doesn't exist! Check it out:
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

60 mile Breast Cancer Walk

This year, Beth will be participating in a very special event called the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure (breast cancer) with a team from work in October.

She'll walk 60 miles over the course of three days (which will require great shoes and lots of training!). During the event the team will walk 20 miles, camp during the night, and so on for three days.

In order to even participate, she's agreed to raise at least $2,300 in donations. With that said, she needs your help and would GREATLY appreciate ANY amount you'd be willing to donate toward the cause. Net proceeds are invested in breast cancer research and community programs.

You can give online at Just follow the link below to visit Beth's personal fundraising Web page and make a donation. You can also call 800-996-3DAY to donate over the phone.

One person is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States. That's why Beth and fellow HBI-ers (Home Builders Institute) are walking this year. Beth and the HBI team are excited for the event and thanks you in advance for your generosity!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Brody is Walking!

Click here to view the videos!

BU Babes

Beth went home to Reading this past weekend to visit with old friends and their families. Unfortunately she didn't get many pictures b/c the battery ran out, but she stole some from the other girls' blogs ;-) The little BU babes are getting so big and Tara has another on the way, due in June! They also celebrated Tara and Meredith's 30th Birthdays! Happy Belated Birthday girls!

She also visited with the Delaquito family that night, but her camera was completely dead at that point (and she's still waiting to steal Sonia's pics). Evelyn is SO cute and getting big, too!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

It's been a month!

I know, I's been a whole month since I last posted! I can blame it on all of the snow, the lack of a left index finger (recently had 13 stitches due to a blender incident)....or.....I just don't even want to look at the computer once I get home from work! are a few pics from the last month (beware, one is of my chopped up finger!):