I was here. And I told you all that I was going to be back. That I was getting back on my regularly scheduled programming. The bacon bourbon popcorn was a hit. I was planning blog posts and even had a couple written and ready to go. And then, life as it so often does, threw me a curve ball.
On a lovely Thursday afternoon after doing some shopping at the Queen Anne Dispatch and picking up some salmon to cook for dinner, I got into a car accident - more than a fender bender. It was upsetting, jarring and really unnerving.
The good news is that I and the other people involved all walked away with only a few bruises and rattled nerves to show for it.
The bad news is that neither of our cars fared so well. Both had to be towed away from the scene and while I can’t speak for the other car, mine has been assessed as a total.
I will also say this, is that EVERYONE who I have some in contact with as a result of this has been unreasonable nice. The guys in the other car were so kind, when they could have come out, yelling screaming and throwing fists.
The firefighter reassured me through my tears that accidents happen and everyone was ok. The police officers who patiently asked me questions and called the tow truck for me because I was to shaken up to really communicate.
The tow truck driver told me that he got in almost the same kind of accident earlier that week which did make me feel a little better that it could happen to a professional.
My amazing and wonderful fiancé who collected me from a sad street corner, drove me home, got me pizza (since the salmon was ruined) and took care of me.
My parents who assured me that it was all going to be ok.
Work was understanding when I couldn’t make it into work the next day.
The insurance company (yeah, I know) who have kept me updated and even rearranged things so I could sign paper work before we left for the long weekend.
In all, it is a startling reminder of the goodness of people. That when you are low there are others there to pick you up.
Clearly, losing a car isn’t the end of the world, the important thing is that everyone is ok. And I’m trying to keep it all in perspective.
In the meantime, I’m spending the weekend car shopping. Wish me luck!
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