This has been a REALLY lousy day for me. My son on the coast has had problems all day and I have not been able to reach him. Finally this afternoon, we had contact of sorts, at least a text message so I know he is alive.
At 2:30, I had awakened my 4 yr old grandson to go get his older 2 siblings from school. This afternoon was my granddaughter's first dance class and she is super excited. On the way to the school, I had a truck pull out in front of me and block the road briefly. Then the crosswalk light at the park turned red and it stays that way for about forever! I said to Liam, "Everyone is out to get me today." He wanted to know what that meant so I was explaining the phrase.
Suddenly I see a car pulling out from a stop sign into my lane of traffic. I tried to swerve into the other lane but she accelerated into my car! Whoopee! I have a big car - a Ford Crown Victoria (cop car) so didn't have much structural damage but it will cost plenty to repair. The thing that concerns me is that the door locks keep clicking so I am worried that the 'electronic brain' is messed up. (I know MY BRAIN certainly is today!) The hood is slightly crumpled, the front passenger side fender has a dent and there is damage behind the front wheel well.
The girl who hit me got a ticket and, thank God, has insurance! Since the electronic system is having problems, the car is going in the body shop in the am for an estimate. Fortunately, I have coverage for a rental car and I didn't even know it. So I get to be like the Enterprise car ad and have them pick me up in the morning! I said I had to drive 3 kids all the time and they offered me an SUV or minivan! I don't think I want something like that!
My son in law was able to leave work (he is an attorney and was in court at the time!) so he picked up the kids. My daughter came over where I was and then I went to their house a while. I was so shaken that she called the insurance company for me.
I was going to the coast next week to visit my granddaughter but that trip may have to be postponed. I just put new expensive tires on my car so hope the damage estimate is not beyond the value of the car. It is older so that could be an issue.