So if you’re just catching up, check part one out first!
I left you off with this cheesy selfie and lovey dovey lyrics. About 45 minutes later, I was not so smiley.
I hit a deer and totaled my car. It was a straight on hit, the airbags went off, I was able to safely move to the side of the road. I was so surprised that the airbags went off, I’ve been in a few accidents but they has never been airbags deployed. I would 10/10 recommend getting in an accident in a Toyota Highlander. I was perfectly okay and felt extremely safe. I’m totally okay. I was the only one in the vehicle. The deer, is not okay. It was very dead.
I called 911 first because it immediately smelled like smoke. I don’t think it was actually smoke, I just think airbags stink when they deploy. I literally talked to myself. “Okay, you need to get out of the car. You need to turn on your hazards. Now you need to shut the vehicle off. Okay call 911 as you walk to that house to get the 911 address. Okay make sure you take your coat.”
I got off the phone with 911 and called Craig so he could come get me. I called work and told them I wouldn’t be coming. I called my mom. By then the deputy was there with his warm police car. Just as he was printing the accident report the tow truck pulled up. We had a great chat and literally, in under an hour from the time I hit the deer, I had already been towed and picked up by Craig. I was so impressed with how speedy it all went.
I was sore and pretty shaken up. There was some time there that either the jitters or the shock made me pretty stubborn and defiant and a little confused. I’m glad I didn’t try to get to work afterwards (which in my shock, I felt REALLY bad about calling in.)
I’m thankful Craig was home and able to come pick me up.
I’m thankful I just *happened* to put my updated insurance card in my car the day before.
I’m thankful that Mom is letting me borrow her car.
I’m thankful I’m safe and unhurt.
I’m thankful for the super speedy towing services and the very nice deputy who helped me.
I’m thankful we can financially handle this much better than we could have a few years ago.
I’m thankful there weren’t any other vehicles involved.
While I’m VERY thankful and it could have been MUCH worse, car inventory right now is CRAP. Seriously, there are hardly any cars anywhere. There are slim pickins’ to say the least. So the car hunt begins.
We did some car shopping today, we’ve got some in mind but that will be another blog post.
Needless to say, after a crappy week, I’m so far behind on everything – house work, my side biz, and telling you all about the Kramer Strong shirts I have for sale right now.
As many of you know, my mom has been battling thyroid cancer since 2015. We recently discovered that her thyroid cancer has metastasized to her lung and will be undergoing treatment over the next few months to treat this. Profits from the shirts will go towards medical and travel expenses as she will be needing many trips to Mayo Clinic and taking time off of work after a short hospitalization and radioactive iodine treatment.
The shirts will be printed on Bella + Canvas t shirts, shirts will be unisex. There will also be crew neck sweatshirts available. Shirts will be $20 and sweatshirts $40. Kids shirts may be available.
I cannot guarantee when exactly invoices will be sent but probably by Wednesday. If you would like a shirt, please fill info on this form here:
I’ll also have a sale coming up next week if I get a second to breathe, fold shirts, and get things rocking again. My work schedule is a little tamer this coming week so I hope everything can get caught up again.
Check out my latest posts:
- The Friedman Fam Update – October 2022
- MANIC MONDAY!
- How did we choose the name Anders Allen?
- Anders Allen Friedman – 09/21/2022
- False Alarm