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Our Poor Car

Posted in Day-To-Day by matt on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Last Saturday night the front of our car got all smashed up. It started making a horrible clicking noise right before the oil and fluids spilled out like guts all over the road. I found the front license plate off in the grass.

At the time I didn’t feel too badly about it. It was dark, and who would expect a giant table to be sitting in the middle of the highway? I couldn’t swerve to the right or left without hitting one of the people or cars parked on the shoulder or endangering my wife, so what could I have done?

Now the thought of it all makes me nauseous. Hours on the phone feeling like we’re getting nowhere leaves me frustrated. We were fortunate to have hit a very nice man’s table, though. He gave us a ride home and has been cooperative through the whole process. His insurance adjuster claims we “have a duty to avoid obstructions on the road” so we may not receive coverage, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Regardless, it’s been good to slow down and depend a little more on our friends. And we leave town this Saturday to go to Lake Tahoe for our team retreat, so that leaves lots of time for the repair people to fix the car for us.

Gotta stay optimistic!

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  1. Ryan said, on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Noooo… my poor Honda… it was just a matter of time I guess

    • matt said, on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 9:32 am

      My first car accident, and it was with a table. So lame.

  2. Da said, on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Not really much of a problem if money can fix it. Keep your eyes on the prize!

    • matt said, on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm

      So true. Thanks for all the advice and encouragement!

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