Thursday, October 22, 2009

Target Practice

I'm a little tired of the hands of Fate using me for target practice.

You all know the news from Tuesday.

Well yesterday was an equally sucky day for my car. My poor 10 year old, in fine condition, well loved Ford Explorer.

Woman making a left turn against my going straight through the intersection apparently didn't see me and turned in front of me. I hit brakes but couldn't stop in time. I'm pretty sure she didn't even hit the brakes, she just wanted to beat the light. I didn't swerve because I drive an Explorer and didn't really feel like rolling it.

Airbags deployed and everything. NOT something I ever want to experience again in my life since I first thought the car was on fire from all the smoke from the deploy. The deploy of the bags even burned the sweater I had on, not that I noticed right away.

Since the other driver failed to yield I probably won't be held at fault. Little compensation if I don't get my car back. And it's only worth $5000 and the insurance company totals a car if repairs come in at or above 75% of value. I don't think I'm getting my car back. It has the worst amount of damage of any accident I've ever been in.

I love my car. And there is no way hubby is letting me in anything smaller than it.

So I'd like to get through the rest of the week without anything else horrible happening.

That said they are installing Solar at my house today. The husband has been told to keep his happy, helpful, likes to be in the thick of things self off the roof. Period.


Cookie said...

Oh, honey, I am so sorry. What a horrible week. Can you hide out at home until next month?


Toni said...

Sounds like a good thing you were in an Explorer with airbags! A burnt sweater is better than a hospital stay (yes, the glass is half full, why do you ask?). Glad to hear you're OK even if the vehicle isn't although I do know it's still traumatic and frustrating. <<< hugs >>>

AlisonH said...

Oh, honey, I am so sorry! (And notice Cookie saying the same thing.) I'm glad you're okay! Though it beats having an insurance company insisting on fixing a car that probably has a bent frame and sticking you with a car with a bent frame--ask me how I know.

You will LOVE the solar. Being able to turn on AC full blast in the summer, totally guilt free, is a blast!

karin aka perpstu said...

I'm so sorry! I hated hearing about it when it happened, but I'm glad you're ok! ***hugs***

On a limb with Claudia said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your car - how awful! I hope you're doing all right!

Chicken Mama said...

Sweetheart, I am so sorry. I pray you get another beast to drive and stay safe in. Pray for protection. XOXOXO