Yesterday, my mom and I went out to run some errands with the kids in tow. First stop at the LSS to exchange a defective stamp i bought the day before then off to Chapters. My mom had to buy a book for her bookclub and i bought a grande Frappuccino Dulch de la Leche for my mom and got myself a grande iced peppermint mocha... i had been looking foward to this all week!!! We drive back home with the coffees in a tray on my mom's knees, i stop at my mom's driveway and signal to turn left (i had to wait because there were oncoming cars) when I look into my rearview mirror and notice that the car behind my is not slowing down at all! "Oh Shit! this guy's not stopping!!!" said the little voice in my head. "Oh non! Oh non!" out loud (but i don't remember saying it, my mom said that's what i had said) I take my foot off the break and start to do an emergency maneuver to move but too late. The guy hit us dead center in the rear. I put the car in N and pull on the emergency break, get out of the car and go to the back to get Charlie who is crying (he's the first one that started crying, it took Brady a few minutes but when the initial shock left he started crying too), my mom does the same on her side to get Brady out. My hands are shaking so bad i can barely get the harness off Charlie to get him out. So we crossed the street to where the witnesses were and a lady that lives in my mom's block called the police, they came took our statments and filled out a report. The man hit us so hard that the car leaped foward at least 8 feet, because i was totally passed the driveway. It was and old man of about 70+ and he at least had the decency to pull over into the side street, but when he got out of the car he didn't even know what had just happened. The nice man that was behind him also stuck around as a witness and he saw that my blinker to turn was on. Good, 'cause i was starting to doubt myself if i had put it on or not, but he swears that he saw it on.
So now my car is at the garage waiting for the evaluator from the insurance company, I have a nice rental car from Enterprise, and i'll be in F'ton for probably another week. Hopefully not longer, not that i don't like being here but my poor husband is all alone at home and i miss him and i'm sure the kids miss him too. The sad thing is we son't be there for Father's day. Everybody is OK, jsut a little sore. Me it's especially my neck and back, but not really worst than before, i just hope it won't show up later.
Looks like i'll have an extra special adventure to include in my road trip scrapbook album I was making.
Oh yeah! You can imagine what happened to the coffees on my mom's lap...