Crash. It happened on May 24th. I had the green light and was waiting to make a left turn when a car came the from my left, through the red light, and crashed into my car. The airbags imploded, bruising and burning my right arm. I was scared and thoroughly shook up. I remember crying and saying "Somebody help me."
A nice young man calmed me down and called the police. "There has been an accident involving an elderly woman." WHAT?????? The crash was a shock, but being called an elderly woman was the biggest shock of all. As one of my friends said it was like adding insult to injury.
My car was towed away and so was I - to the hospital. Fortunately I had no other injuries other than the surface burn on my arm and some bruises. No neck pain, no back pain, no broken bones. I'm grateful.
My car though did not make it. It was totalled. I loved that little car - a Honda CRV. The crash pushed the engine back and bent the rails. The cost of fixing the car would have been more than the current value.
While the insurance company was deciding about my car, I drove a little rental car. As soon as I found out they were totalling the car, I started investigating new car deals. Even though I could have gotten something cheaper - or a better deal - I ended up getting another Honda CRV. I like the size, the convenience of being able to haul things, and I like sitting up high. And now I love the fact that the car is heavy enough to sustain a driver side crash without the driver getting hurt!
Oh - and I picked the color green for my car - Tea Leaf Green. Green is my favorite color - green fabric, green paint, green trees, green eyes, green lettuce, and yes, green money.
Is there anyone out there that remembers the movie "The Boy With The Green Hair"? I saw it when I was very young (I'm 68) and had nightmares about it for years. Not because of the green hair, but because the children in the movie were burned out of their orphanage. As a child that was pretty horrific to me.
Oh, I love pea soup too.