Monday, July 1, 2013

Ending the Weekend with a Bang


It was a great weekend in Rugby. But on my way home, I was severely sideswiped and, according to Jordan the wrecker guy, my little car is totaled.  Well, at least I don't have to worry about that leaky tire any more...

I had a small bump on my head and nothing else -- lots of nice folks stopped and offered assistance till the law got there. The guy who hit me apologized. And after a very long wait on the side of I-40 with huge trucks roaring by and making my poor wrecked car sway, the wrecker came to take my car to the wrecker place and me to a motel in Newport, TN. 

I'm writing this Sunday night -- John will pick me up in the morning and life will go on.

And tomorrow I'll post more pictures from the weekend. Right now I'm going to bed, happy not to have been totaled along with the car.
 
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36 comments:

R. Burnett Baker said...

That's terrible! So glad you weren't badly hurt, but sorry about the car. I had a small car (Scion Xa) for six years, but went up to a Mazda CX7 suv. A bit bigger, a bit safer, and just as efficient as the smaller car. Maybe you should get a bigger car?? Honda CRV is a very good vehicle.... Stay safe!!

susanbellnc said...

So glad you are OK. Poor car, but of course they can be replaced. Hope you are able to rest a bit tonight (Sunday) and that you aren't too terribly sore in the morning.

Ms. A said...

OH.NO!!! I'm so glad you are okay! That's enough to make one have to change their drawers! Yikes!

katy gilmore said...

Oh Vicki I am so sorry to read this! And so thankful you are ok - must have been scary!
Take care of yourself tomorrow! xoxo

Martin said...

So relieved to hear that you're okay, Vicki. Hope that bump on the head isn't too sore. Take care.

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks, all. As of this morning I am a bit stiff and sore -- but that's kinda normal for me anyway.

Kath Marsh said...

I'm so glad you're pretty okay. How terrifying.

Carin said...

Oh my .... you are so lucky that you didn't get hurt to much !!
Take care !

Christie Williamson said...

EEK! I'm so glad you're safe and didn't get seriously injured with your totaled car.

Merisi said...

Oh my goodness, what a frightening encounter! Was the guy who hit you the one with the humongous truck?

I am so glad "only" the car suffered serious damage.
Big hug,
Merisi

The Vegan Gypsy said...

Oh, no! So glad you're safe & sound!

Jean Baardsen said...

Glad you're okay!

Diotima Mantineia said...

Sending calming, healing energy your way, Vicki.

Anonymous said...

what a shock to be scrolling through FB and seeing that wrecked hulk! Whew, a close call. Along with the rest of the crew I'm happy that you're okay. It will be interesting to see what kind of a car you will get. Chuck and I are now just have an old Subaru (1996)Outback. Then we rent a car for a long trip. I love not having a car payment, and can't afford a really ecologically-good one any way.

Brian Miller said...

geez..i am glad you are ok...scary stuff...hope you are not too sore this morning vicki

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Oh my, what a shock you have gone through...I'm grateful you weren't hurt any worse. Such a mess your dear little car turned into...I hope your next one does protect and serve well. The dragons are still out there!

Frances said...

Jeepers Vicki! That was surely a change from Silent Sunday.

Do allow yourself to be pampered now...even visit your doctor....

I guess it's encouraging that The Other Driver said he was sorry.

xo

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, how frightening! I'm sure you are aching all over today but I'm glad you escaped serious injury. Could have been so much worse. Wonder if the other driver was texting or otherwise distracted when he sideswiped your car? I've seen dozens of cars drifting because the driver was eating, talking, texting, etc.

KarenB said...

Very scary experience! Take some extra special TLC for yourself for a few days - things like that, even when you are okay, leave you more shaken up than you may realize. I am so very thankful that nothing worse than a bump on the head happened to you.

Witch of Stitches said...

Vicki, so glad you are OK. Take good care and I am sending Reiki for that little bump. <3

Msmstry said...

Glad you weren't badly hurt!

MaiaMama said...

What an awful end to such a wonderful weekend! I'm so relieved you weren't seriously hurt, but I'm sorry your sweet little purple car didn't survive as well. Get home safely... Ellie

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks, folks! I'm safely home and feeling fine except for a very small headache. Will visit the doctor this afternoon as a precaution...

Tammy said...

Amen! I'm glad you weren't totaled too. How very scary. You really took a hard hit, and hope everything checks out at the doctors.

Tammy

Darla said...

Thank goodness YOU are fine! Phew!

Star said...

Oh Vicki, that's awful! I'm so glad you're all right. You are all right, aren't you? Perhaps you should go to the doctor and get checked out. You must be in shock at the very least. Your poor car!!! Oh dear, oh dear, I'm so sorry to read this and after such a lovely weekend as well! Much love from your friend in England x

Vicki Lane said...

Just back from the doctor (and the grocery and the recycling center.) The doc said I seemed fine-- warned me of symptoms to watch for that would mean I should come back in. Ibuprophen should take care of things at this point. Again, thanks for the nagging and the concern!

jennyfreckles said...

Ooh, that's scary. Glad you were not badly hurt. Funnily enough, that nearly happened to me yesterday too. I had to slam on my brakes when a car roared out of a side street right in front of me. I then went on my way - but a second car roared out of the side street and drove straight into the side of the car behind me! If mine had been totalled then I'd be in a fix as the insurance for my old car would not buy a new one. Hope you're more fortunate.

Anonymous said...

So grateful that you're basically OK. Very scary. Hydroplaned once and hit a tree and phone pole. No injuries at all, but shook like a leaf when the folks whose yard the car ended up in came out to check and said they had seen it happen and knew there would be bodies. Hope your insurance adjuster is fast and efficient.

Lynne in GA

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

I feel much better after seeing the car, Vicki. At least the passenger compartment seemed to be intact. So sorry you had to end what had been up to that point a wonderful weekend. It was a very meaningful workshop and all are pumped to get writing. Loved the Rugby pictures. Jim

Pat in east TN said...

What a shock to see your car, but so thankful to hear you are ok. Take care ......

Mary Anne Rudolph said...

I wish I had been here in Cosby, you could have stayed with me instead of in a motel. We just got back Monday night from a 1500 mile journey, to Buffalo and back for a 90th birthday party. I must say, we saw no wrecks, but did see cars shooting by, weaving to get in front so they can go faster, even in the torrential rain around Pittsburg. I do hate the interstate. So glad you were not injured. Take it easy for a few days.

Mel said...

Thank goodness you aren't more banged up. So sorry for your luck, and wishing you safe travels in the future!

Glenda Beall said...

Vicki, what a relief that you aren't badly hurt. That could have been really awful.
I have had a couple of accidents in my life and I know you don't feel the pain until the next day when all it all hits you. Take care of yourself.

Victoria said...

Vicki, I'm so glad you weren't hurt. I'm sorry your car was totaled, but it can be replaced...you can't!

Deanna said...

So glad you are ok. Now your poor little car is another matter. It could have been so much worst!