Saturday, March 6, 2010
snow + a car accident
i swear, on monday i wore sandals and cuffed jeans withOUT a jacket and i was delighted the entire day, thinking march meant that spring had come. hallelujah! i made it through a utah winter! but noooo. the fates had something else planned and on thursday a fluke snowstorm blew in. friday morning i woke up to the scene above -- snow everywhere, and more coming. barf.
around 9:15 a.m. yesterday i got a call from b -- he'd been in a car accident. yippee. he was fine [luckily!!!!] but his car was not.
he'd been driving south on state street [by the mall, for those of you familiar with the area] and a woman, driving the opposite direction, turned left RIGHT in front of him; he didn't even have time to brake till it was too late. luckily there were witnesses, and the cops who showed up confirmed she was completely at fault...something about failing to yield. idiot.
anyway, her car was beat up, but she had neck injuries after taking the full force of impact and had to be taken to the hospital via ambulance. she was gone by the time i got there to pick b up. he was miraculously fine, except for a bloody nose and scraped up hands from the airbag deployment [which i personally consider to be the most exciting part of the whole thing...never saw an airbag deploy before. b said it was dusty and smelled bad]. his car, on the other hand, was not so fine.
haven't gotten the official word but the tow truck people said it looks totaled -- too much damage to the wheels, engine, motor etc. the windshield is cracked and the front is jacked up. poor little car. b bought that when he got home from his mission in 2003 and has taken great care of it; we are sad to see it go. hopefully the dumb lady's insurance will give us enough money to buy something new.
i'm starting to get really sick of all these emergency phone calls happening in our family lately...hopefully next week will be a little less eventful than the past two have been. but i'm SO grateful everyone is okay! [my bro is doing much better and can probably get a clean bill of health in one month...and needless to say i'm REALLY glad b isn't injured or dead.] heavenly father has been watching out for us, that's for sure.
make sure you say your prayers every day :)