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Rear-Ender :(

December 17th, 2011 at 08:22 pm

I made it to church this morning, and was even planning on staying for potluck. Unfortunately the elder who preached didn't finish til nearly 2 p.m.!! I still needed to make the cottage cheese roast for the Christmas party at 5, so decided to not stay.

Before going on -- sad story. One of the ladies at church who has been very nice to me and is a teacher told me that the Title 1 funds to her school had been frozen, and that all the Title 1 teachers had been let go as of this coming Monday. Since her housing is provided by the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs or something like that) this means that she is going to have to move - most likely back with her parents. Frown If this would have happened at the end of the year, I could possibly have gotten her on here - since most likely our mid-school science/social studies teacher will be leaving, and that position doesn't require you to be Catholic.

So ... I made the decision to not stay for potluck. About 6 minutes into my drive, just before the entrance to the highway ... disaster struck. A yawn attacked me, and as I was coming out of the yawn attack and opened my eyes - I saw the back of a super sized pickup truck directly in front of me. I slammed on my brakes -- but it was too late. Frown So I put my car in park and put on the hazzard lights. Got out to access the damage. The man (driver) and a woman both got out too. The man asked me if I was ok. The woman started yelling at me that I should pay more attention. The whole time I'm apologizing to both. The woman says "should we call the police?"

There was no damage to the truck, so I told the woman we could call them if she wanted to, but since the damage appeared to all be on my side ... there didn't seem to be any point. They both got back in and drove off, and I drove off.

My hood and front grill have a good sized hole in them now. Add to that my front windshield with the crack all along the bottom ... and my car looks like a royal mess.

My car drove home fine, no problems. So I am hoping and praying that the damage is all cosmetic. In other words, something that I can basically ignore.

Oh, and the Christmas dinner/party? I ended up not going to it because I was too upset by my accident. I wasn't really all that excited about going to it in the first place ... so not really a huge loss. But it would have been a good way to socialize outside of school. Oh well, my nap and watching POI here at home instead probably was better for me anyway.

Tomorrow my goal is to clean my house, do dishes, and do laundry.

Also, my goal is to get the projects graded and the 6th graders tests graded (and entered in the gradebook.)

On Monday I most likely won't have many classes, so I'll use that time to do a lot of cataloging.

I'll take my car to the mechanic on Tuesday after school is out (at 1 p.m.) to find out the damage assessment. Frown

9 Responses to “Rear-Ender :(”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad you are okay!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    So sorry to hear about your accident, but glad you were not hurt.

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    I am glad you are okay, too. What a bummer!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Glad you weren't injured.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Glad you're ok--what a thing to happen in a split second. Aaargh.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks everyone!

    I think the woman thought I was texting or something and not paying attention - she was so angry with me. Frown I have been guilty of texting before ... and coming close to the backside of a vehicle ... but this time it was truly unavoidable. One of those huge yawns that you just can't stop ..

    At least no one was hurt. My car can sustain a few more dents and scratches - though this one definitely ups the beat up look of my car!!

  7. Looking Forward Says:

    Oh what a sucky thing to have happen to you. Made worse by that awful lady yelling. Jeez!
    Glad no one was hurt and no damage to their truck that you'd have to pay for.

  8. scrappytappy Says:

    Glad you're okay. I was rear-ended twice in October and it is no fun no matter which side you're on. I'm still going through some medical stuff with my back. One of the people who hit me just drove off without even seeing if I was okay or exchanging information! Ugh.

  9. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks! When I realized what had happened, my heart sunk to my stomach. I've *just* barely got my one-month buffer ... I really can't afford anything like this right now. Frown

    That's awful that the person just drove off! I hope your back gets feeling better soon!

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