Ugh, I did the craziest thing the other night.
I was a little late out the door to meet up with The Recessionistas the other night. Ian's friend had just come over to our house to pick him up so that they could grab some wings and beer -- their weekly tradition.
Ian was back in our office on the phone with his boss. He's been stressed about work lately due to new ownership. Super stressed. I spent some extra time with Ian's friend in our den, asking him to please make sure my husband got some stress relief and some high-gravity beer. He assured me he'd take good care of my frazzled Ian. He then walked outside with me and moved his car so that I could get out of our driveway easily and head to the restaurant.
I backed up at a high speed right into Ian's car.
The sound of crunching metal ... oh my word.
I'd just spent all of this time inside making sure that his stress was going to be lessened -- and now the only two cars we own are damaged and needing repairs.
His bumper was knocked off on one side and there were plenty of areas where paint was missing. I have a basketball-sized dent in my lift gate and also paint missing. He asked whose was worse and I said I thought mine was. After he inspected both, he told me that he thought his took the brunt of the damage.
We got his car fixed yesterday, and I gladly paid for it. It was just under $100. They also prepared an estimate for my car.
Yes. I am speechless.
The good news is, I can say -- I was right. My car was worse.
The bad news is, DUH. That huge sum of money.
I'm getting more estimates today. I'm still on the fence about whether to go through my insurance policy or not. I will be responsible for the deductible, which is sizeable.
So. We will be eating in this weekend.
Have you crunched someone's car? My coworker one-upped me. She backed into her husband's car, which was a police cruiser. And my manager? Her daughter didn't back into her husband's car, she accidentally drove straight into it.
Enough complaining. Happy weekend! And check out my sister's recent DIY post -- I am amazed at her creativity!