How I deal with the aftermaths of a car accident

Only a few friends of mine know about what happened on Sunday the 12th. Now, almost 2 weeks after, I decided to write an article about it. Mainly to share my thoughts and feelings, but also to revise what happened…

Well, let’s start at the beginning. On that day my parents drove to Lübeck which is at the Baltic Sea in the northern parts of Germany as they spent their vacations there, traveling by tandem bicycle to Bansin, that’s about 455km away. I traveled with them to Lübeck as I had to drive the car back home and pick them up again a week later after they reached Bansin.

So my parents went off for their vacation trip and I drove home. Everything was cool and I had quite some fun. It was my first time that I made such a long trip alone 🙂

I made a stop in Marienborn to have a short look at the memorial of the division of Germany because Marienborn was one of the crossings one could travel to the „German Democratic Republic“ (DDR) and the „Federal Republic of Germany“ (BRD) back before 1990.

I continued my way home as it was about one hour away from there. Unfortunately, or depending on the point of view fortunately, things got…uhm…bad after I passed the exit to Alleringersleben.

The car in front on me came to an emergency halt, so I had to hit the brakes. Luckily I got to a halt on time, same for the cars behind me. Since I was on the middle lane of the three lane highway, I pulled over to the left lane because it was free. I parked my car, grabbed my mobile phone as I saw smoke about 100m in front of me. I jumped out of the car, had a short look and saw fire. Without thinking I called 112 which is the German equivalent for 911 and reported the accident. I then grabbed the first aid box, locked the car and rushed for the accident to provide first aid. Weiterlesen

New Homepage + Blog Design

Here it is, my new homepage.
I took me a bit more time than expected to get it done because I had some trouble with my arm and had to rest it. Well, at least my homepage has a way better design than before, although I decided to stick to the color scheme. I also added a couple of Ajax features, just for the fun of it 😉

Together with the re-design and re-coding of www.ruelicke.net I also adjusted the design of my blog. I hope you like it 🙂