Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Long Week

Over the weekend, I had a car accident. Nothing huge, but enough to scare me silly, and crunch in part of the car. And, regardless of what everyone involved was saying (traffic came to a very sudden, dead stop), I got named at fault for it.

Being at fault comes with a $175 ticket.

To top that off, we found out today that we have no collision damage coverage on our insurance policy, so the damage? Not covered at all. It's $2100 worth of damage. The passenger door won't even open. So, no coverage, but damages that HAVE to be fixed. Obviously, there are damages that can remain as is, but the lights need to be fixed, and the door needs to be able to open. That part alone is going to cost us money we simply don't have.

As it is, savings is paying the ticket for me. The rest? No way. I'm absolutely livid about the whole thing.

No one was hurt. The other guy? His truck is an old beat up thing. His rear bumper got dented in. Nothing else.

Today I got an email from my husband's dad. Chris is with him for the summer, and has managed to break the frames of his glasses in half. How? No clue. There's more money out the window.


Sheri said...

I'm sorry. Hope things straighten out soon.

Aubrey said...

I'm sorry! Things seems to pile on all together sometimes don't they? You will get through it. be strong!

deborah said...

Gotta keep pluggin' on..I know we have a financial crunch right now and our van has developed mechanical problems. It always happens at the most inopportune time..

Yoga Gal said...

I am not sure about this, but you might be able to challenge the ticket, if you think that you were not at fault. It might be worth talking to an attorney. I am sorry that you are having to go through this, girl.

CourtneyKeb said...

Awww what a bummer!
That's awful!!

Vicki in UT said...

Ouch! I'm so sorry for your problems. I hope things start looking up soon.

Expressions by Heather said...

Thank you everyone!

On the plus side, after doing some math, and attacking what little we had in savings, we weren't in nearly as bad a shape as we had thought. We have enough for bills, the ticket, and minor car repairs all on this paycheck, with some left over for groceries, and going to the beach on the 4th of July. I'm much more at peace with all of it now! ;)

It doesn't hurt that I have 4 photo shoots from tomorrow till next Saturday- that'll add nicely to the budget.