At only 1 1/2 years old, my beautiful Mazda has been crumpled to bits. I am so sad. She once looked like this...and oh, what a sweet happy day that was.
Now...she looks like this. A not so very happy day.
It has just not been my luck when it comes to cars. For those who don't know, three weeks ago I was hit by a drunk driver. I was stopped at a red light when the drunk driver smashed into the back of the car behind me, who then rear-ended me. Surprisingly, my car received little damage from this accident. Just a few paint scuffs and some scratches. I was so glad my car wasn't more damaged, but what a hassle it is to even deal with some other guys insurance to get a few scratches fixed.
THEN...today I really felt like someone had it in for me. I thought being rear-ended was bad enough. But try driving down the freeway at 65 mph to find the guy directly next to you just start moving right into your lane (withought checking his blind spot)....and you have no where to go but smash straight into the cement wall on the side of the freeway...and then flip a 180 and smash into again...and flip another 180 and end up with a squashed car from both ends stranded on the side of the freeway in the freezing cold.
Yes...it sucked. But if there is one thing I am grateful for it is the stupid guy that cut me off. Not becuase he cut me off, but becuase he was man enough to pull off to the side of the road and check on me, and then admit that it was his fault and he cut me off. And I'm grateful he admitted that to the police officer, who was able to get all of his insurance information so I wasn't stuck dealing with this all by myself. What a nightmare that would have been. So thankyou incompitant lazy driver who cut me off on the freeway and for not checking your blind spot. You really made my day.
So now I am stuck in a bit of rutt because my cute little Mazda is sitting all crumpled up in some wreckage ward just either waiting to be fixed or totaled. Part of me is hoping they can fix it, becuase I can't afford a new car. While the other part of me is praying they will total it because I didn't pay 20K to drive a car that is wrecked and has who-knows-what kind of hidden problems.
Oh what a day! And just in case you're curious too...someone asked me if I saw my life flash before my eyes. Another person asked if I thought of my loving husband while swirling around on the free way. Unfortunately, I recall my exact thoughts at that moment being "SHI* SHI* SHI* SHI*"........
Oh, what a great feeling it is to just be alive!