KnittingNurse

Just a place where I can sit and write my thoughts on my newest passion. . . . . knitting. Hopefully, I will better document my progress throughout knitting and get in touch with others as obsessed as I am!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

On a dime

So, I hadn't blogged about this but, if there were a time to blog about it, the time would be now. Last weekend (exactly 1 week ago today) we drove up to OH to trade in my husband's Pontiac bonneville for his newest car, a black cherry Cadillac CTS. Yep. My FIL works for GM and we lease cars via the employee leasing program. The lease on the Bonneville was up and we got a deal on the CTS. It was a sweet and beautiful car.

Operative word is "was".

Tonight on the way home from dinner, less than a half a mile from home (actually just 1 turn left to get into the development) we were in an accident. We were coming up on the last intersection before our development when a car coming from the other direction thought they had enough time to turn left in front of us. Yeah, not so much.

The Caddy? Well, I may not know that much about cars but I do know when a car is beyond repair. Ours is. I'm sure. The entire front end of our car came up to the dash. Literally.

Each and every single airbag in that thing deployed. Both Front bags, both front side bags, both back side bags and, unless I was just too in shock, maybe one from the back window? Is that even possible? Maybe not. But DEFINITELY all 5 of the other ones did. BTW, that dust released by airbags when they deploy is horrible. My throat is still scratchy from inhaling it but if that's the worse I have to complain about, it's all good.

Let me tell you all something. That Cadillac? Worth every penny if I were to buy one. We were all, of course, wearing seatbelts but considering the damage to the car, I can't believe that we all walked out without a scratch. Sore? Absolutely. But nothing broken or cut. The inside passenger area (what is that called again?) held up to the impact. It was a bit difficult for people to open the two front doors but they did open and DS's door in the back opened without a hitch. DH and DS were sore but not in any real pain. I, on the other hand, had a sore neck so, I got a nice ride in a shiny ambulance on a back board with a C-collar. UGH! Thankfully my CT and Xrays were all OK and we were all just warned by the ED staff about how horribly sore we will be in the morning. Great. DS was such a champ. Didn't even really complain once. All he was was worried about me. Such a big guy. He said he was "sore, but OK".

3 1/2 hours and a cab ride home later, we are back and trying to wind down from the whole thing. Boy, it makes you really think of how absolutely precious and fragile life is. Would the Bonneville have held up as well? What if one of us happened to have not had our seatbelt on (we ALWAYS do but, y'know it makes you think). Thank God that we are all conscientious enough to wear seat belts and that the car held up so well (bless you GM). Poor hubby is on the phone making a claim with the other driver's insurance company.

We are going to go the the towing place tomorrow to gather up anything left in the car and to take pictues. Funny, the first pictures that I will be posting taken with my new camera is going to be of our new, but totalled, car.

You'll remember just how quickly things can change when you see the picture. I am just so happy that we are all OK.

Remember to kiss your loved ones and tell them how much they mean to you. Oh, and one more thing. . . .

always wear your seatbelts!

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12 Comments:

At 11:33 PM , Anonymous jenkatt said...

I'm so glad you're ok!

 
At 8:38 AM , Blogger Mary Ann said...

Thank God you are all okay! I'll say a little thanksgiving prayer for you this morning at church.

 
At 11:22 AM , Blogger Katherine said...

Thank goodness you are all okay!! How scary - especially with your son in the car. Gotta love all those air bags. Big hug from me and now I'm off to cuddle my kiddos.

 
At 1:41 PM , Blogger sixoneseven said...

I'm so sorry about the car, but thank goodness all of you walked out of the accident OK!

 
At 1:58 PM , Blogger Shelly Overlook said...

What a gift that you all escaped unharmed! Sorry about the new car, but maybe it was sent to protect you.

 
At 4:52 PM , Blogger amylovie said...

I'm so glad to hear that you and yours are OK.

Amy

 
At 5:44 PM , Anonymous irishmama said...

Glad to hear you are all ok, very scary

 
At 5:33 PM , Blogger Sourire11 said...

What a scary experience. I'm so glad that you and your family are all ok!!!!

 
At 11:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're all OK! Hope you're feeling much better by now.

tinkarenknit

 
At 4:45 AM , Blogger Cristina said...

Thank God everything is ok. It is amazing that sometimes we don't realise how much we miss a person, only afther she/he is gone! We shore take life for granted!

 
At 9:11 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

so glad you are all ok!! that is so scary....just so thankful you are all ok! xoxo

 
At 1:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear you had an accident. We actually lost a fellow loom knitter this March too. His van was hit by an oncoming vehicle when he was driving his girls to school. So sad. I am so glad you were all okay!

guppygirl

 

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