Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Crash

Yep. I got that phone call last Wednesday morning. After two years it finally happened. Snow White was in an accident. She's still completely intact (thank goodness!!). The car? Not so much.








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...

18 comments:

The Incredible Woody said...

Thank God she is safe and whole!!

Tami & Tori said...

I'm so glad everyone is ok. That windshield looks awful.

I've been in your shoes and it was not fun. My daughter never drove a teeny little Honda again. A lesson hard learned.

Mental P Mama said...

Wow. So glad she is fine. The Bird totalled her first car, too. GAH.

T said...

Thank GOD she's ok!

TSannie said...

So very very glad for this happy (and I do mean that - I believe in your rules) happy ending! Virtual hugs coming to you!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

So glad SW is alright! And that CB was johnny on the spot! And yes...it could have been worse!
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Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I can only imagine everything you all have been through. Thank God she wasn't badly injured, although I know the psychological scars will linger... for everyone probably.

If there is anything I can do to help, let me know, even if it's just to provide a diversion.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so glad she is ok!!!!!
This is why we bought LoLo a tank. I am hating the gas$$$ but her safety is worth it.
Hugs to all of you.
Suz

Daryl said...

I am still having chills over this and the photo made them worse .. WHAT hit the passenger window .. I hope it wasnt anyone's head ... GAH ... sending you AND SW a lot of cyber hugs

Keetha said...

How scary! I'm so sorry - I can't imagine what it was like. I'm so very glad she's okay.

WHO IS your insurance with?? That's quite a recommendation!

thevinylvillage said...

Oh goodness. Nobody ever wants to receive that call. Thankful she is OK!

I am Barking Mad said...

Thank God and airbags she's OK!

You remember when I went through this with Meg last summer. This post brought back all sorts of memories.

Give Snow White a hug from me!

Audrey at Barking Mad

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

OOOOOH boy. Well, I suppose that like a kid's first spill on a bike, this, too, is something of a rite of passage. For both of you! I'm so glad she's all right. I truly dread this about my kids learning to drive.

HalfAsstic.com said...

Oh, Lord! A parent's worst nightmare come to life. How wonderful that no one was hurt! It really makes you appreciate day to day hum drum when nothing happens.
I gotta know, who is the insurance with?

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so glad she is ok. So, so glad. I don't want Kaish to ever have a small car either. I was going to save Gary's mustang for him but I don't think so any more. That car could be smashed in a heartbeat.

I am just so happy she is safe and sound.

Grandma J said...

Oh no! See what happens when I don't check up on you guys everyday?

I'm so thankful that SW is ok...although I'm sure she is shook up.

((((hugs)))) to you all and kudos to Cool Breeze for being the man in charge!

foolery said...

WOW. So glad she's okay. Has your heart beat returned to normal yet?

Diane said...

Yup, things could always be worse! So glad that SW is okay and that you're breathing again. ((hugs))