We got that call this week that you never want to get. "Mom, I just had an accident."
Here's the result of that accident.
Thanks to a seatbelt and airbag, Zachary is fine. My poor van, not so much. The repair estimate was $15,000. Since it was 7 1/2 years old and had 115,000 miles on it - that means totaled. So I guess we'll be shopping for a new (used) van next week.
The accident happened when Zach was driving to his saxophone lesson. He was waiting at a light to turn left off a busy street. The light turned yellow. He thought everyone was stopping. Someone wasn't. Zachary was not ticketed, but given a warning for "failing to yield". The other driver went to the hospital with "chest pains from the seatbelt". We haven't heard anything else about her.
I'm really sad about losing my van. I know it's just a vehicle, but I loved it. It had a built in DVD player. It told me the temperature. It was scratched and dented, but perfect for our family. I am so thankful Zachary wasn't injured and I'm trying to have the right attitude about this. "Things" don't matter. People do.