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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Car Accident

This morning when I got up, a brief thought flashed through my head: "I don't feel like teaching today. Maybe I could use a personal day today and just stay home...nah, I'll suck it up and go to work."

Well, I shoulda listened to that brief thought and stayed home.

On my way to school, I got smucked from behind by...wait for it...wait for it...yes, a college student on his way to the same place I was headed (no, he wasn't actually one of MY students, but still, the irony is kinda funny, right?). Thankfully, we were on a side street and weren't going more than about 20 or 25 mph, so neither of us was injured and the damage, while bad, isn't terrible. And my Escape is drivable.

However, this sucks the big one. I mean, I've only had my Escape for 3 weeks (haven't even made the first car payment yet!) and now it's gonna have to go in to the body shop for some healin'. So, I ended up taking a personal day anyway because I have all this insurance shit to sort through (it was the other driver's fault and he has taken the liability for it, so thankfully his insurance will be covering the damages, as well as a rental car, so that's good that I don't have to pay my deductible). Right now, Jerry and I are trying to determine where to take it for repairs: Looks like we'll take it to the dealership where we bought it, but we just need to hammer out some details.

Blech. Car accidents suck. Where's the beer?

40 comments:

Wendy said...

Crap! That sucks. Thankfully no one was hurt and the repairs are minor.

Wes said...

Glad you are OK!! This is just one of those things that happens. Sucks, but here's a Bud to make you feel better ;-)

*aron* said...

BOOOO that SUCKS! i have a big dent in my car (my fault) i need to get fixed and i just dont want to deal with it!

Lily on the Road said...

Oh NO, your NEW CAR! His parents are going to KILL him...

at least you weren't hurt!

Marathoner in Training said...

That sucks, with the new car. Then while it is in the shop getting fixed, you will probably have to make the first payment.

Mrs. K said...

oh man that blows! I hope his ins isn't Allstate because THEY suck big time! I worked in insurance claims for 18 years and they get in trouble constantly for trying to screw claimants out of what's rightfully theirs. So GOOD LUCK! and if you need help just yelp

Jamoosh said...

Damnation - that blows. I would also suggest a quick once over from your doctor of choice, just to be safe.

Hope you are OK!

J said...

That stinks - glad you are ok though. At least it was his fault and he is paying for it. silly college kids!

D10 said...

Not a great morning. Glad you are ok. I hate dealing with insurance crap. Hope you get everythign sorted out. Take it easy today.

Running Knitter said...

As annoying as it is, glad you are OK.

Marlene said...

What a crappy way to start the day. Glad you're okay! Hope you can at least somewhat enjoy the day.

Erin said...

Wow! That stinks. Crystal had the same thing happen to her. Maybe I don't want a new car quite yet if that's the going rate of accident luck.

J~Mom said...

MAN that stinks!!!!!!!! I had the same thing happen except I rear ended a student back when I was a teacher!! Talk about embarrassing!

Jess said...

I'm glad you are OK and that it's not massive damage to the car, but still that's a pain in the rear!

sRod said...

Oh no! Car accidents are scary (I racked up about 5 during the 4 years I had a car). Sounds like you came out ok--which is great!

chia said...

So glad you're alright girl! My baby has had it's healin' sessions too after idiot inflicted maddness... It's not fun but at least you don't have to do much ;-)

Rental = drive it like you stole it ;-)

Ted said...

Oh man... I hate that !!! Maybe that one of your student saw you and he was checking to make sure he has his homework done for your class. That sucks !! Most importantly, you are safe. That's all it matter to me.

MCM Mama said...

Glad you are ok. What a PITA, though! I hate getting car work done. Hope you got to at least enjoy part of your personal day.

Christie said...

Damn. That does suck. I hope your car gets fixed soon. I had a similar situation soon after I got my car. The guy backed into me. I ended up taking it to a body shop approved by the other guy's insurance company (Progressive). It worked out well. I hope it goes just as smooth for you.

Marcy said...

That seriously bites. I'm sorry chica :-( But thankfully you weren't hurt :-)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Bummer! So glad you weren't hurt, though.

teacherwoman said...

Oh Man.... that sucks. At least you weren't hurt and it wasn't horrible damage that left you without a driveable vehicle!

Running Jen said...

Darn, that just sucks. I am glad to hear no one was hurt, sorry that this happened to your brand new car!

I agree with mrs k - my husband is an Insurance Adjuster, and he's always complained about Allstate. If it happens to be that company, let me know.

Good luck, I hope the process goes smoothly.

Randy - Maniac #788 said...

Bring on the beer, car wrecks are a royal pain in the A$$....glad no one was hurt....ouch tho a new vehicle tarnished so early in life...

ws said...

glad you are OK. Hope the new car is fixed and home quickly.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Woww! Those voices are crazy sometimes! Glad you're okay!:)

Marci said...

Glad you are OK, sucks when it is a new car.

MN Mom said...

Thankfully you weren't hurt. But that does suck on a brand new car! (Didn't that happen to Crystal too?)
Luckily the body shop will fix it good as new. In the meantime...a few beers couldn't hurt.

Laurel said...

Ugh, that sucks! I can't believe it. You have had that thing for THREE WEEKS!

nwgdc said...

Sorry to hear that! Any neck pain? I know a good Chiropractor!

:)

The preceding post was a JOKE. Please don't hold it against me. :)

AKA Alice said...

I'll echo all the "that sucks" comments...but it does, it really does.

L*I*S*A said...

Glad you're okay....

Yes, indeedy...where is the brewski?

TNTcoach Ken said...

Ha, BEER, the answer to a lot of my problems....

Kevin said...

I am glad you are okay at least. That really sucks that your car has been damaged before you have even made a car payment

mrjwhit~ said...

That does suck. Glad you're ok. It is just one of those things. Take it in stride.

Viv said...

I am just glad you were safe and that the other driver had insurance and all that. I hope they make the new baby look fab again.

lifestudent said...

Why is it that nobody hits a piece-of-crap care? Its like they just AIM for the new ones just to make it a worthy accident :(

Carly said...

That sucks!!!! I am glad nobody was hurt. I am glad your car can be fixed but what a bummer that the first payment hasn't even been made.

You deserve your brewskis tonight!

MizFit said...

TOTALLY SUCKETH.

hope this weekend is far better.

brighter.

Miz.

Shannon said...

New cars are cursed for rearend jobs. The bus was rearended twice actually! Sorry to hear you had to suffer the same fate.