I was forty minutes away when the call came. Fortunately, her dad was able to arrive on scene within just a few minutes. He was able to calm her down, as well as handle the details with the insurance company, the tow truck driver and the body shop. Cool Breeze is my Hero of the Week!
We received word today that they have declared the car a total loss. I don't think we are going to replace the car right away. We have managed to juggle vehicles enough to ensure that we all have transportation. Besides, SW will be going to college soon and will not have a vehicle on campus her Freshman year. Seems silly to rush out and purchase something that will just sit in the driveway and increase our insurance premiums!
My thoughts on this whole experience?
-Cell phones are a necessity.
-Cars can be replaced, people cannot.
-I will never switch insurance companies because no other could possibly provide the level of customer service that we now receive.
-I probably will not purchase another small car for SW. Ever.
-Another of my "worst possible fears" has come to fruition, and I survived.
-Things could always be worse...