Saturday, July 14, 2007

bad luck-good luck.

...happened to me yesterday, on friday the 13th, on the way to work:


the cars definitely took the bulk of the damage. all three cars involved left the scene on tow trucks, and all three people were fine. today, I'm sore - especially my right wrist and arm - I'm guessing from gripping the steering wheel. what happened - a tire blew out on the car driving to my left - so that car swerved into me, my car spun and hit the car driving to the right of me. when it was over, my car was on the shoulder/right lane facing the highway. had my first experience with the new city of Sandy Springs - two policemen, fire engines (not needed), ambulance (not needed - nothing they can do for a bad case of "I'm afraid to drive on Georgia 400") and even the HERO guys - who were able to get my car off the highway.

Marc thinks the car is totalled. We should know more later next week. In the meantime, I spent two hours at Sky yesterday letting those guys work their magic on Katie's car. And they did a good job. It looks shiny and clean. And I'm sure staying in the garage will help, too!

I originally titled this post "bad luck", but on reflection, sure, it was bad to get into an accident in the first place, but surely "good luck" that I was driving a car that could withstand all that and leave me unhurt, good luck that I had a husband close by enough to come pick me up and let me completely break down in his hug on the side of the sideway, good luck that we had a car sitting in the driveway needing to be driven, good luck that I have a wonderful boss who called me twice yesterday to check on me, good luck that several of the guys who work with me also called to check, good luck to have an appointment scheduled with Jo at Spa Sydell for more TLC, ...you get the idea...

So I'll spend today staying close to Sara and generally resting. Means I cancelled Anna Griffin at Impressive Ideas, but maybe we'll get crafty here instead.

3 comments:

  1. Well Mary, good thing you have a blog so you can post the experience, so we can know what happened. So glad you're okay, had a brief flashback of the accident Steve and I had last November. What a pain to deal with though. Were the SS cops cute, what about the firemen? Totally cool about the birthday party, turning 80- can't even begin to imagine. My grandmother will be 98 in October. We're supposed to see the Charlie Daniel's Band at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. The boys are real excited, and PJ plans to take his bass. Enjoy the spa treatment, and look forward to hearing about possibly a new car?

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  2. aw, mom! i'm glad you're okay : ) and thanks for washing my car...be careful and safe! x

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  3. Yikes...had no idea how bad it was when I got the note on Friday. I'd never guess from the pictures that a part of your car was left behind on the road. Glad you're doing okay and you can reflect positively on the whole ordeal!

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