Filed under: Family with tags: parents, unavoided disasters
It’s the season for black ice and reckless driving and speeding and taking lots of photos of damaged cars…
My parents got into a car accident on the way home today. My mom’s really shaken up because the other driver (who was at fault) drove straight into her door. She’s not hurt or anything, it’s just… I’d be pretty freaked out too. She’s currently sipping some random tea that I made for her (we ran out of the regular tea bags, so I have ended up using unopened tea bags that I find in my house). My dad’s busy downloading photos off of the digital camera and I’ve cleared off one of my usb jumpdrives for them (2gb, the smallest one that I own). Needless to say, I think my parents are taking this fairly well. My mom just made a joke about how she wants a new car for Christmas.
Granted, car accidents at this time of year kinda suck… Especially since they just allowed the insurance to lapse on our other car since they had decided it was getting expensive to maintain two cars when we don’t drive the other one as much (plus that car uses more expensive gas). I’m just really glad that both of them are okay. According to my dad, the car’s “very unhappy” at the moment. At least they’re not sullen and angry over it? Doesn’t help that they just spent money on some new appliances and just went on vacation last month and everything. I don’t know, they keep on telling me not to worry about the household finances. But it’s kind of difficult when I do overhear things and hear about how much X, Y and Z cost them last month and how much they need to spend on A, B and C.
Overall it was shaping up to be an excellent day… And then a car accident like 5 blocks from my house.