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So I had a car accident today...

I agreed to drive 1.5/2 hours to an old friend's house to take care of her cats while she's in Europe on a vacation. She wanted me to be there by 9 so she could show me around her new house (which I'd never been to before) and the routine with the kitties. So at 6 am, I loaded the boys into the car and headed out.

Now, Steve was peeved that I agreed to do this, but I really try to be the kind of friend people want to have and looked at the situation as saving up some good karma.

I was getting onto 195 from the Parkway, I had to come around a cloverleaf. It had been raining all morning and the ground was wet. Halfway through the curve I felt the car start to slide and I ended up hitting the curb alongside the road. It scraped the hell out of my rim and pushed the back part of the quarter panel into the tire. I thought that if I could pry that out, I could drive the car. It was too deeply embedded. The trooper who pulled me over to help me indicated that he thought I could blow out the tire if I tried to drive it and that perhaps there is axle damage as well.

Let me be clear: the only thing damaged is the car. The boys and I are perfectly fine.

This comes perhaps at the worst possible time because I just got my last unemployment check. I am stressed about what it's going to cost to fix the car. I am stressed in general.


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Oct. 19th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
Oh Jules! I'm so sorry! :( I'm really glad though that you & the boys are all okay. Will insurance cover any of it?
Oct. 19th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC)
We have a $500 deductible so, I dunno
Oct. 19th, 2006 11:08 am (UTC)
I am so sorry. I'd call the insurance company and push and push. Hopefully all you'll have to pay is the $500. yes it's a lot of money but better than $3K, ya know?
Oct. 19th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
Oh sweetie!! I am just glad you and the boys are fine. Just remember that...it could have been so much worse!!! *hugs*
Oct. 19th, 2006 01:21 pm (UTC)
:( I'm really sorry. Glad you and the boys are OK.
Oct. 19th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
Sorry about your accident! I'm glad that you and the boys are ok though.
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