Friday, April 29, 2011

Crazy Afternoon

This afternoon I had a little bit of excitement here at the funeral home. I had just gotten back from a funeral and was in my office eating lunch while doing some paperwork to get ready to meet with two families that I had scheduled to come in and make arrangements. I heard a loud crashing sound like someone's car hitting the building. I looked out my office window to find just that. I went down stairs and checked on the driver. She was fine, so I called the Davis Police Department and asked for an officer to come over to take a report. The lady said her car just took off on her. Since I didn't see it happen, I can't say for sure. All I know is, it did a fair amount of damage. The best way to tell you about it is in pictures!:

The view from the sidewalk looking down the driveway. She somehow managed to drive her car from the parking lot to the left, through/over the brick wall, across the driveway and into the building (and yes, that is the entire brick wall that fell over).

The front bumper of her car on the corner of the building.

Looking from the parking lot she was trying to park in toward the funeral home.

Tow truck driver preparing to pull the car out (he couldn't get it out the same way it went it).

Ugh, the poor Magnolia Tree. It may have to be replaced - not to sure if it will be able to recover.

Damage done to the flowerbed after the tow truck pulled the car out.

Luckily, this is the only damage done the building, it self - at lease as far as visible damage, someone with a trained eye will need to come look at it to be sure.

The hole her car created in the brick planter:

Driveway after the car was removed:

Monday, April 11, 2011


Famous? - No not really. As part of an advertisement I did with Sacramento's News10 web-site, they came into the funeral home and filmed me giving information about our services, then took quite a bit of film of the funeral home to use in the video. This is the final version that is published on their site under our funeral home. It is quite obvious that this was my first time doing it and I am nervous, but overall, I think it turned out fairly well!!!
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