My pretty little Pontiac has a big ding in the front bumper now. I’m not happy … no not happy at all.
My husband was out shopping this afternoon and he parked in an odd parking spot that had a lamp post at the outer (rather than inner) edge of the parking spot so when he was backing out of the parking spot the front drivers side bumper hit the lamp post and smashed in.
This was the first accident my husband has ever been in and man … did it ever upset him. He’s still feeling unsettled. BTW I’ve never had a car accident either – I know I’d be just as upset if it had happened to me.
I’m upset because our car is damaged, but I’m glad that the accident happened in a parking lot. I mean – if you’re going to have a car accident I guess it’s best to have one at low speed in a parking lot and hit a lamp post and not another car or a person, right?
At first my husband thought he’d have to call for a tow truck to have the car towed to a garage since the car looked undriveable … but he worked at it and ended up pulling out the front drivers side wheel well which was making the bumper bulge out and that made the car drivable again.
It looks like we’re going to have to replace the front drivers side wheel well and the front bumper. I have no idea how much that will cost, but I’m guessing that it will be more than $1000. I’m not looking forward to this repair bill!
In other news I had my own accident. I slipped in a mall on Friday and now my back is sore. That’s why I wasn’t out with my husband today. I wish they’d had non skid flooring where I fell! Ah .. it might not have helped though anyway … my back is so bad these days that any little jar seems to set it off. Hopefully my back is feeling a little better in the next few days .. better than our car.