Sunday, November 28, 2010

And you come crash...


...into me baby
-Dave Matthews Band, "Crash"

Thirty Days of Thanksgiving, Day #28 (the unintended reason for gratitude) - I'm thankful we're all okay.

To all you folks traveling west on I-40 just past I-95 this evening, we are the reason for the traffic jam. Well, not really us - more the guy behind us who didn't see traffic slowing down and crashed into the back of us. Going somewhere in the neighborhood of 70 mph.

I'm beyond thankful that the boys were not with us and were riding 30 minutes behind with LaLa and Popper. I'm thankful that everyone walked away from the crash. I'm thankful that our car was drivable and we made it home. I'm thankful we're not seriously injured, though my shoulder is really aching where I was flung forward. I'm thankful that "we're both pretty sore and shaken" is the worst of it. I'm thankful for seatbelts. I'm thankful the airbags didn't deploy. I'm thankful Derek's head hit the top of the roof just above the windshield, not the glass.

I ain't gonna lie - I am not thankful we were in a wreck. It sucks. Dealing with insurance sucks and driving a rental car is gonna suck and getting estimates and repairs and all the rest is gonna suck. I'm afraid the damage is pretty bad - the whole back of the car is about an inch wider than it used to be. The front seats don't move anymore. The steering wheel is in a different spot (not sure if it just moved because it's adjustable, or if that's something more serious). And it's in need of alignment, big time. Grumble, grumble.

But most of all, I'm thankful that the boys weren't in the backseat.

That's the other crumpled car back behind us on the median...


Here's ours...


8 comments:

Sush said...

Oh Goodness, I am so relieved you all are okay, if sore and achy can be classified as okay. And very grateful for grandparents chauffeuring of the grandsons.
Blessed be and love to all..

Beth said...

Ouch.

Jamie Blackburn said...

I am also very thankful that you are all okay and the boys were not with you. And considering I'm on my 3rd car in 2 years (thanks to my husband who is wonderful and amazing at everything except driving in the snow) I know how much it stinks dealing with all that after-wreck red tape, so I will be sending you "quick and easy" thoughts for that whole process! Love you guys!

Dwight said...

How scary! Glad ya'll are OK

TOJ said...

I'm so glad to hear that the Foster's are ok...I'm hoping you aren't too sore this morning. OUCH!

Anonymous said...

Sorry that your wonderful holiday ended in such a way. So glad that you and Derek are fine and my cracker monsters were safe and sound in another car. Since the other day's post focused on Derek's calm nature maybe he should be in charge of insurance issues! Hoping that the week is better than it started!
Crystal

Mindy Marshall said...

Yikes! So thankful that you're all okay. I have to admit that getting hit from behind becuase someone else doesn't notice traffic slowing down is one of my biggest traffic worries. Glad to see that your Honda protected you all so well. Love those CRV's! Hope you're both feeling okay today. Love you and miss you!

Anonymous said...

Thank God you all are ok and that the boys were not in the back seat. That is so scary. Here's to a great, healthy Dec and New Year!
Debbie Gilland