First of all: I am ok. It was 7am and I was on my way to grab a cup of coffee and write a This Week’s Miscellany for today when this happened:
A truck ran a red light and slammed right into me. I was turning, saw him out of the corner of my eye and thought, “Oh God. He. isn’t. stopping.” The policeman predicts the car’s totaled.
Except for a badly bruised left knee and maybe some whiplash I am completely fine and the other driver was fine, too. Thanking the Lord the kids weren’t in the car! Grateful to be safe and sound.
The bummer is that there were no witnesses to see that he ran the light and he claims he didn’t, so that won’t be good for our insurance claim. And we only have (had) one vehicle for our family of five, so we’ll have to figure out SOMETHING soon.
Most likely there’s a used van in our future. We’ll hear back on Monday from our insurance company and figure things out from there.
Not the way I wanted to start the weekend, a pretty huge bummer and expense that we’ll have to figure out somehow. But heavens, I have plenty to be grateful about. Everybody’s OK. And that’s what matters, right?
If you need me, I’ll be snuggled in my bed drinking hot tea til I stop shaking…