So did you hear about the three-car pile up on Old Hickory today?

A not-so-dang-funny thing happened on the way to the scrapbook store today...can you say Jeep sandwich? Yeah. My white Jeep is not so pretty anymore. Her doors on the passenger side are crunched in pretty good. Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Ford Crown Victoria vs another sedan... not a good thing--but we are all safe and no one was injured, and for that I am grateful. I don't feel comfortable telling the whole story in cyberspace right now. Probably not a good idea for me to comment on this until the insurance proceedings are done.

Yeah, that'll be fun.

But the one lesson that was reconfirmed's good to drive a tank! (Insert those famous Tim Allen man-growls from the days of Home Improvement right here.) I love my Jeep Grand Cherokee even tho it's advancing in years and mileage (1997/257,700) precisely because it's sturdy. It guzzles gas but I don't drive that much so it's not a huge deal. Yes, it's a little old and bulky and I get plenty of stares when I drive it to the recycling center...but I digress. :) The thing is today, as I sat sandwiched between two other less-tank-like cars, I realized that it's good to drive a tank. Grey, who was present in the backseat, was more impressed with the police officer than with anything else I did today and he was safe and unhurt. Barely even rattled (unlike his mother). I'm re-thinking Joal driving the Crayola (pun intended). He moved down in car last year to combat the excessive price of gas (he drives hundreds of miles a day), but now I'm thinking had I been in the little car this day would have ended much differently.

And just the other day I was railing against reactionary decisions. That'll teach me.

Hugs to you all.
Tomorrow is my sister's birthday and we are having a house-full of company. She has a friend in from Virginia and Joal's parents will be visiting. Please pray I'm not as much of a mess tomorrow as I am right now.

Be safe.

One last thing: you know that saying "When you get bumped, what's inside you comes out."? Well, today, I proved that saying true. Some people got bumped and some came thru with flying colors and some must have really ugly insides. I'm just sayin'.


TracieClaiborne said...

Oh my!!!
Glad you're okay!
That is very scary.

Connie said...

Sure glad to hear that no one was hurt!

Happy Birthday to your sis!

Anita said...

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG~~~~OMG~~~~ and I have been trying to reach you this week!!!!! OMG......glad you and Grey are very glad! Maybe that is why you have been on my mind so heavy!!!! I am sooo sorry! Gotta truly love those TANKS!!!!!


Mimi said...

Lord have Mercy! I'm so glad you are all ok.

Very true about what is inside coming out in a crisis.

Lynette said...

Oh gosh! I'm so glad you and everyone else in the accident are ok. That is so scary.