17 February 2009

Car trouble

My day off was marred by only one thing. Unfortunately it's the thing that has me awake when I should be sound asleep.

I got a lot of cleaning done yesterday. All the floors are done: carpet, laminate, hardwood and tile. I really, really dislike doing floors. It's hard on my right shoulder too. I love looking at done floors, though. I cleaned the kitchen, took the leaf out of the dining room table, finally, and cleaned the bathrooms. What a good feeling to have a clean house. Sure do wish I could hire someone to do the job, but probably wouldn't if I could. I'm just too frugal.

I left the house in the afternoon to make a quick trip to Columbia Mall before meeting six of my co-workers for a movie (He's Just Not That Into You). You know how sometimes you'll be at a traffic light and the light turns green for a left turn and you start to go even though you're going straight, then realize your light isn't green yet and stop? Well, I guess (know) I was distracted, wondering just which movie theater we were meeting at, and I went. Right into the stopped truck in front of me. A huge white SUV owned by a neighbor who lives around the corner from me. I immediately got out, to find that there was the slightest, barely visible damage to the back of her vehicle, to which I was very grateful. I hope they decide to do nothing about it, but we'll see. Then I looked at my car (Honda CRV). The black plastic bumper is cracked and broken in about 4 places. My hood is out of line. And it's all my stupid fault. I imagine I'll call the insurance company this morning. Everyone says your rates really go up, which makes me really hesitate. I had one very slight accident at least 6 years ago when my car slowly drifted into another at a traffic light, there was very slight damage to the other car, and that was forgiven. Oh well, in the scheme of things, it could have been much worse. Right? Right. Still, I'm sick about it.

I went on to the mall. Ran my errands. Went to the movies. I know it didn't get great reviews, but we all agreed we liked it. A definite chick flick. Five of us went out to dinner afterward. That was the best part--the conversations and camaraderie. Till it was time to go and I went outside to look at my car again.

So I've been up since 3:00 AM. I'm looking forward to the light of day. I'm sure it will put a better perspective on things. Till then, I'm turning off my light and at least resting my eyes. I'm not one to fall back asleep, unfortunately.

19 comments:

C.A. said...

I'm up too...you are not alone. And if it makes you feel any better, I got a speeding ticket a few weeks ago.

Hugs...

C.A.

Dear Liza said...

UGh...I am sorry, that certainly sucks. I know how you feel, I am one to lay awake and worry about these things too. But seriously, it's just a minor incident and one that will be okay...that's why we have insurance.

And I can't sleep either...but I have to get going soon anyway.

Have a better day today.

Hugs.

Lena said...

Sorry to hear that you had an accident. Glad that it was nothing serious and that you are OK.

I get thrown by those situations as well. Calls to insurance, repair bills, rental cars. It is hard to sleep with so much on your mind.

Hope you have a good sleep tonight, once things start to fall into place.

Lena said...

Sorry to hear that you had an accident. Glad that it was nothing serious and that you are OK.

I get thrown by those situations as well. Calls to insurance, repair bills, rental cars. It is hard to sleep with so much on your mind.

Hope you have a good sleep tonight, once things start to fall into place.

kristi said...

Gosh that stinks!! My kids always get me sidetracked and I have had near misses several times!

I am glad you enjoyed the movie and dinner out though!

fiwa said...

Awww, I'm so sorry. I'm glad it wasn't anything serious though - that YOU are ok.

marykay said...

That sucks! We all do it though, at least your okay, and that is why we have insurance, crazy we are afraid to use it. I will have to see the movie...that one and Taken I heard are good. Have a better day!

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happyone said...

Oh, sorry to hear about your accident! At least no one was hurt. Hopefully your insurance won't go up!!
I love the feeling of a nice clean house too but could never have anyone clean mine. I'm the type of person that would clean before the cleaning person got there! :-)

Kathy said...

Sorry, Kiddo. At least they didn't have to cut you out of your car with the jaws of life! But I know how this little stuff can make you (and us all) nuts.

Cindy said...

Well, PFFT! I have done something like this before, it really gets my nerves riled up. Sorry......Hopefully your rates won't jump up too bad, if they do at all.

Portia said...

I'm yawning just reading about all you early risers out there! So sorry you had an accident, but as you said, it could have been much worse. I'm very glad it wasn't. Your tomatoes are looking very strong + healthy! I love the weekly updates with pictures.

ellesu said...

I'm sorry. I don't know what to think about insurance -- first they give (a little), and then they take away (increased premiums). I wish I could offer advice but I'm about to start the process to see if I can recover at least of some of our *depreciation* the insurance company held back. Based on what we've been through, it should be interesting....

Brad said...

Ouch! - I hope it doesn't cost to much to fix your car. I'm always amazed at what stuff costs anymore.

Gulf Coast said...

Oh man....I have been there and done that!....Hope your insurance does not go up. Insurance companies are always finding a reason to increase rates.

Thankful you are Okay..

Anonymous said...

It could've been a lot worse...feel bad for a day then forgive yourself!!!

Chances are you'll never do that again. MIME

Gin said...

I hope it all works out. Car wrecks are never convenient or easy to deal with. I'm glad you weren't hurt!

CRUSTYBEEF said...

I feel like such a PUD! I missed this post somehow.. :(

Sorry to hear about your mishap..and then to read that the neighbor put in an injury claim..
what a sprained neck?

Maybe she needs to be less of an Crabtree from Bewitched (what was that ladie's name)

glad that it's all taken care of ==almost===by now.

:(
me

forgive me, please.

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