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Bad Day Yesterday

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Yesterday started out a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning. We decided to go down to the new Menard's for the things for the new garden. We were going straight through an intersection when an eighteen-year old making a left turn failed to yield and hit the front passenger side.

Everyone is fine. Our only car, isn't. I would estimate it will probably be in the body shop for about a week. We are insured, so insurance will take care of most of the damages.

The timing couldn't possibly be much worse. It occurred after all car rental places have shut down for the weekend. We will need to take a taxi, to the car rental place on Monday. We will be late to work on an already short week. I know this is probably silly, but I don't want to drive a rental, to the hospital each day. I don't want the hassle of dealing with all of this while my daughter has surgery on Thursday. I certainly, don't want to take her home in the rental car.

Okay, as I read above, I realize I am tired and whiny. So, time to count my blessings. Big one, I am glad no one was hurt. The car CAN be repaired. My daughter wasn't in the car. My son, was but he's OK. We didn't feel like cooking dinner, so my new healthy body, biked itself up to the restaurant. In fact, we went on a nice long bike ride.
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    I'm so glad no one was injured. I know it's a lot to deal with on top of your daughter's surgery, but just take one day at a time and you'll get through all this. And don't worry about being whiny, I think after all that, you deserve a little whine (wine??)
    3327 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Glad you all are ok after the accident. Best wishes for a speddy recovery for your daughter after her surgery this coming Thursday. I think your daughter will be glad to get home, she won't care what car gets her home.
    3327 days ago
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    To repeat what everyone said, thank goodness none of you were hurt.
    Your daughter won't care what car takes her to and from the hospital. She will care that all of you will be there for her rather than her having to attend a funeral or the hospital to visit any of you.

    There are silver linings in everything, we just have to think about it for a bit. For instance, maybe this happened to take your mind a little away from your daughters surgery as that will be and extremely emotional time for you.
    Cars can be repaired or replaced but none of you can be replaced

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    3328 days ago
  • LGAR519
    So sorry to hear about your wreck. Thank God, nobody was hurt. Your Daughter will be so glad her surgery is over and that she is coming home, she won't care what car she is in. Glad you got in a bike ride .
    3328 days ago
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    So glad everyone was fine, and amazed that you all could bike after going through that trauma. Cars can be fixed, but it is inconvenient. Hang in there, praying for strength for you to get through this week.
    3328 days ago
    God blessed you with protection! When my car was being repaired from damage a few weeks ago, I had a rental car that seemed to refuse to burn gas - after 6 days, I filled it with only 2 gallons (mine would have taken 8+) so it saved me money (and the insurance covered my repairs and the rental, too.) You kind of never know where there may be a little silver lining. Prayers for your daughter!
    3328 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/24/2012 12:49:03 PM
    I'm glad you are ok. Life throws curve balls at the worst times. You will get through it.

    I hope the young person made it through ok too and will learn to pay attention when driving.
    3328 days ago
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