Today’s good news is personal.
But first the bad news: My new car got banged into with me in it. It might even be totaled.
The Good news is nobody got seriously hurt.
Monday morning, my car was all packed, the gas tank was full, the oil had been changed and the tires rotated. Excited to be going to see my son and his family, I kissed my husband and headed out to pick up my friend for our trip to the mountains.
At an intersection, the light turned green and I drove forward. I looked to my left just in time to see, as if in slow motion, a truck heading into my car, and felt the BANG into the driver’s side of my Hyundai Tuscon. My head hit the inside of the door, and I started cussing (something I rarely do out loud.) I sat there, stunned, until the officer came over, and I managed to get the window down. He asked if I was okay, and I said, “I think so.” He told me to go ahead and get out of the car. Shaking, I got my purse, climbed over the console, and got out the passenger side.
My retired EMT husband came quickly and did a personal assessment. He helped me get all my stuff out of my poor Tuscon before it got towed away. We put all my stuff in my friend’s car and headed for the mountains a couple hours later than planned.
So, big THANK YOU to God and my guardian angels for keeping me safe. And thanks to my Hyundai Tuscon, for bearing the brunt of the hit. I don’t know if the car will make it or not. I’ll grieve a little if it doesn’t. My husband says, “It’s just a piece of metal,” and the important thing is that I’m okay. And he’s right, but I was just getting to know that piece of metal, my first ever new car I never thought I’d have. Does anyone have feelings for their car?
But the important thing is that nobody got seriously hurt. I’m okay except for a bruise on my head, and I think I’m more tired than a I realize as I type this Monday night.
I probably won’t post again until Saturday, but I’ll try to check in when I can. Today, I get to spend some time with my son and granddaughter in the mountains.
Life is precious, every day.