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New Setback

Sunday, January 26, 2020


HARD TIMES will always reveal true friends!

Tough times don't last, TOUGH PEOPLE DO!

And now, we have a NEW setback!!! emoticon

Friday afternoon, just before 4pm, my daughter Jessi & I were in a car accident!

We were t-boned on the passenger side. I was driving, J was in the passenger seat next to me. The other vehicle was coming out of a parking lot. I'd seen the car moving across the right traffic lane (which was not so busy as the left lane we were in) and began slowing, being cautious, thinking she should stop...
she didn't...
and I could not completely stop fast enough!

Primary impact was front wheel & area toward front of car from there; but as our car was still moving forward, there is much scraping and denting along the passenger side doors too.
We were pushed into the center lane & a bit into the left oncoming lane - so until help came we're watching oncoming traffic approach and carefully veer around us... all the time hoping they see us in time to not hit us!

The other driver was quite a bit older, white-haired, and approached us in anger & blame, making it hard for me to talk with the 911 operator when I was finally able to find my phone and remember how to make a call. I was so frazzled - shaken - upset - confused - etc.
J & I ended up in the ER until nearly 10PM, both released with "soft tissue injuries & minor whiplash" likely due to the slower speeds at the time of impact.
I was still in recovery mode from my month in Texas! I had just seen my primary doc Friday morning - for help in speeding up that recovery - and now this. Early Monday I need to call to see how soon I can get in again.

Monday, I will also need to make calls about getting the car repaired. It's making a grinding or scraping noise, so not driveable. We did get it towed from the accident scene to a safe place owned by friends that will make it easier to get it towed out to a repair place. Our insurance will cover 2 tows for this accident. And we learned our deductible has been reduced down to just $200 for good driving record. We're not sure about a rental car yet, but many repair places do offer loaners to use while those repairs get made.

Until we can get the police report, we have no info on the other driver, or insurance. But the police officer told me the other driver is considered at fault, regardless of what she says or claims. Even the police had trouble dealing with her!

My girls & I are really feeling so beaten up, or beaten down - or both. We're just really struggling trying to deal with everything right now. Really needing a break - a spell without any major problems to deal with would be really awesome!

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Still, have to say...
Til next time,

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    So sorry to read that you are going through this! Sending hugs and prayers.
    389 days ago
    Reading this a fortnight late, but sounds horrible. Hopefully you've gotten it sorted out a bit, and are feeling better.
    389 days ago
    401 days ago
    Oh, man! I've been there, done that and know how painful and frustrating it can be.
    This will sound weird, but I sometimes do this: think that if something is going to happen, let it happen all at once. I've had things happen where I will finally get my bearings only to have something else happen on it's heels.. Feel better soon.
    401 days ago
  • PATRICIA4472
    So sorry to hear about this setback... just work through it step by step... I'll keep you in prayer that you can have the strength to deal with what you have to do. Hugs!
    402 days ago
  • no profile photo CD25161562
    So sorry to hear about this accident - thankfully both of you were not hurt any more than you were. Holding you up in prayers - and that quick healing will be in the plans for you
    402 days ago
    OMGosh! How disheartening.... prayers for you and your daughter.
    402 days ago
  • no profile photo CD25385636
    I feel for you. I hope everything gets worked out. emoticon
    403 days ago
    So sorry! Enough is enough. For sure. HOpe you're feeling a bit better today and that all the insurance stuff gets straightened out.

    403 days ago

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    Until tomorrow!

    “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
    ~ Jim Rohn
    403 days ago
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