Last Saturday, August 2nd, at approximately 4:15 pm, Eric and I turned to each other and said "what is happening!?". We had been driving down I-75 in Georgia on our way to Savannah for work when someone hit Timmy from behind, causing the trailer to sway and then jackknife into our Honda Element, which then did a full 360 spin before we were able to come to a stop on the shoulder. We had the cats in the car with us but all of our personal belongings in the trailer, which was now fifty yards behind us and on its side in the middle of the road. Some of our belongings faired better than others. Luckily, Eric's cameras were in his ThinkTank case, one of the few things to come through apparently unscathed. To say the least, the entire experience was terrifying.
We have been hanging in Marietta, GA at a pet-friendly hotel with the cats the last couple of days and tomorrow we'll head to Savannah in our rental minivan so we can get to work. We'll come back to pick up the car, but we probably won't be coming home with Timmy. We've been feeling very displaced and are so saddened by this turn of events. At the same time, we feel very lucky to be alive. We'll probably be dealing with this for a bit longer, cross your fingers that everything works out!