Monday, December 10, 2007

Audi A4 vs. Ford F-150

So I'm driving along in my automobile, always with somewhere particular to go. I think it was the first snow fall of the season and I was pretty happy about it. My day got started with a quick stop at Pop's to say hello and pick up a cup of coffee, and then I was on my way to the laundromat to...well, you can guess why I was going there.

About 2 miles down the road, at about 10-15 miles per hour, a big red Ford F-150's brake lights came on. Everyone was driving really slowly and cautiously...but apparently I wasn't driving cautious enough. As soon as my foot glanced the f#$%^&*ing brake pedal the ABS kicked in and I had completely lost control of the car. I must have slid 20-30 feet trying to pump the brakes and steer clear of the truck. I managed not to hit him straight on, which probably is why the air bags didn't deploy, but my baby has significant damage nonetheless...

The story wouldn't be complete if I didn't show you a picture of the truck...

I know I should be thankful that there isn't any damage to the truck...I'm also thankful that the guy I hit was a friend of mine. We played hockey back in and before high school together; his old man was my coach for a while too. Anyway, I've just started the whole claims process and so far it seems to be going pretty smoothly. It is going to take some time though. I was hoping that it'd all be done in a week, which it might have been, except Matt's Auto Body is a happenin' place apparently, and they're booked up until January I think. They did say they'd take care of me and get my headlight fixed so that it is drivable, but once they're ready to take me on to complete the work it is expected to take five days.

This happened the day after my birthday. I can't wait until 2007 is over. This has been the shittiest year of my life and the same can be said for many other people that I know. Some have had bigger problems than I, and some a bit smaller, but just about everyone I know can't wait until this year is over. New Year's Eve is the only cheat day I have left before I weigh in on January 12 for NE Grappling VI, and I'm going to party hard and kick 2007 the fuck out of the door and sing for better times to come in 2008.

1 comment:

lilbrother said...

hey it could have been worse alot worse and i know i will see if you are going to be at broadway with mom and tony but i will be home for xmass... oh i heard that you like knob creek just let me know if you want some it is cheep as hell down here..... see oy uin a week or so