May 15, 2006

Just so you know…

…I've managed to write off my car.

This isn't confirmed (and won't be until Toyota have a look at it tomorrow) but Stu reckons the chassis got damaged in the crash and pretty much everyone who's seen it has said, "Ah. Yeah, it's gone." Yasmine R.I.P…

The real reason for writing this is so I don't have to tell the "What happened?" story over and over again tomorrow, not in a "Don't mention the car!" kind of way as I don't mind talking about it, I just don't want to go into it ad nauseam. Basically I was pulling out of Beaudesert onto Broomfield Rd and didn't see the car coming from the right. Yasmine took the full force of the impact and is now in a pretty sorry state on the corner. The guy I hit (or rather, who hit me, though it was his right of way) didn't seem too irritated – he could've yelled his head off at me, and he didn't, which I'm really glad about – and neither of us were injured. In fact I was rather impressed with the Yaris's safety features, as both front airbags inflated and I only hit my head slightly. Anyway my mum got a train up from London and is here, and both parents are more concerned that I'm safe than angry about the car. It's just a bit of a faff when my first exam's in just over a week, but I reckon I can get it sorted fairly quickly, and I'll talk to the English department about it.

So, suffice it to say, I am a bit shaken up to say the least. But I'm OK, and that's something to be thankful for. Thanks are due to Geoff, for giving me a shoulder to cry on (and a roll of toilet paper) and for generally working really hard to calm me down – it was really helpful to have someone who'd been in that situation, so thank you :) And thanks are also due to Lucy and Stu for making me a really great cup of tea (sugary; just what I needed for the shock) and for picking Mum up from the station.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as I figure out what normal is… It might inspire me to get on with my revision at least, just for something to kepp my mind off it. But, as I say, I'm fine.

And breathe.

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  1. aww i'm glad you're ok! i wrote my car off when i was 17 and it was a horrible experience, but i can safely say that mummy cuddles are the best therapy!

    15 May 2006, 07:26

  2. I'm so sorry!!! I'm glad you're ok, though it must have been a really nasty shock. So sorry about the car, but it is only a car and the important thing is that you're safe.


    15 May 2006, 08:46

  3. hugs
    Hope you're alright my darling


    15 May 2006, 09:34

  4. I completely echo what Zoe said! I can't imagine what it must have been like and you must have been in shock for ages. It's such a horrible thing to happen, it really is. But at least you're OK – that's the most important thing. Even though Yasmine is great, we'd much rather have you any day of the week so I'm so happy that you're OK.

    And yay for great friends always being there just when you need them – seems like you have a good support network over in Earlsdon :–).

    15 May 2006, 09:58

  5. Lucy Griffiths

    Hope you get everything sorted out soon hun. No probs about the tea – you looked like you needed it! I've had to comfort Yoshi and tell him the bad news about his girlfriend – and they would have had such cute Yaris babies! Hopefully the new one will be even sexier ;–)

    Big hugs x x x

    15 May 2006, 11:36

  6. Oh dear. Really sorry to hear that, glad you're safe though. It's a good job really that you were in a Yaris and not a Metro or something, the story could have been very different. Cars can be replaced, life and limbs can't – so it's good to hear you weren't injured.

    Look on the bright side though… now you've got an excuse to upgrade to a Ferrari or something. Every cloud has a silver lining, and all that… :–)

    15 May 2006, 12:10

  7. Sarah

    Poor old Lu! I'm glad you're alright and hope it doesn't turn out to be too horribly expensive. I'm glad your mum was able to come so quickly – as Chelsea says there's nothing quite like your mum in times of need! Hugs from me too.

    15 May 2006, 16:52

  8. Oh dear! Sorry to hear this but glad you're ok. See you soon I'm sure. xxx

    15 May 2006, 19:13

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