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Well, the thing that I was afraid of happened. My car has been totalled. It started really, really snowing at around 4:00 pm yesterday. Right as the evening commute started. So by the time Raf left to pick me up at 6:00 the driving conditions were really bad. We live on a steep hill, and getting down from that hill into town by all routes were trecherous. Raf actually was driving the way he was supposed to, very slowly, not slamming on the breaks. When he started to fishtail a little bit this idiot driver behind him rear-ended him because she was driving waay to close. So they got out to exchange information, and while they were out of the car talking another SUV, who was barrelling down the hill, slammed right into the driver’s side door. So the whole side of my car is totally fucked. But THANK GOD Raf wasn’t in the car! He would have been badly hurt or worse.
So in the meantime, I’m waiting for him to pick me up at work. He calls me up and tells me that the car has been totalled and I kind of started to freak out. I called my mom and she and my step-dad came to pick me up. I stupidly had my insurance cards at home so I needed to get home first to get them and then get to the accident so that Raf could have the insurance card.
They finally arrived and we started up the South Hill to get home. They couldn’t even make it up the hill. It was that slick. All of the cars trying to drive up it were just sliding back down. So we drove a side street for a couple of blocks to try a different street. Same thing. We just could not make it up the hill. It was maddening because Raf was just up at the top of the hill, and and so is my house. We were so close! So we had to drive all the way back to my mom’s house to get thier all-wheel-drive van. In the meantime, Raf is freezing his ass off at the scene of the accident, waiting for the tow truck.
While we were driving back and forth from my mom’s the tow truck finally came and picked up the car. Raf walked home and my mom and stepdad drove me home. The van made it around really good in the snow. We didn’t try to drive up the steep hill, though.
I didn’t get to see the damages to my car. And I didn’t see the people who hit it, either. It’s probably a good thing. I think it would have been too upsetting. And the people who hit my car should be glad I didn’t see them. I would have gone off on them. Even though the streets are really slick, you don’t follow people too close in this weather! I don’t care if you drive an SUV and you think you are safe in your big tank. You still drive carefully.
I’m just really, really glad Raf is okay. It could have been much worse. I mean, a car is just an inanimate thing and it is going to be fixed and everything will be okay in the end. It’s going to be a bitch for awhile with no car, but I don’t think I will be driving in this weather, car or not.