Tuesday, July 07, 2009

And It Just Keeps Getting Better . . .

Why do things happen in groups? Have you ever noticed that? You'll have a stretch where things are working well and humming along and then all of a sudden everything seems to fall apart.

I swear it's been like that here--you remember how I was hit by another car back in June? No injuries except to my beloved minivan and it was all sorts of trauma to get that thing fixed. Don't get me wrong, State Farm was great to us but it was damaged enough they were going to declare it a total loss and you know they never give you enough to actually replace your car. Well our body shop worked with our insurance and worked some more to get it down where we could get it fixed and it's been in the shop for weeks now.

So we're "roughing it" as a one-car family, I run Andrew to work in the morning and pick him up at night on days when I need the car and since it's been summer it hasn't been too bad. Until now.

Andrew was driving back to work on the highway--in the car that he's only had about three months--and he was following a truck that was pulling a boat. There was a seat on the boat that wasn't attached properly and out of nowhere the seat blew off the back at 65 mph. Of course Andrew was okay (I don't like to think about what could have happened) but of all things it landed on his hood, smashing everything up before dragging over the grill and going down underneath the car.

He felt pretty sheepish calling State Farm again to report a second accident before the paint was even dry on the first repairs. Again, not our fault but still . . . I wonder if they have a "bad luck" motorist clause in there somewhere that will knock our premiums up?

And we're still without a car . . .

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30 comments:

Robin said...

Oh man, you've got to be kidding. At least that's your "three" now, you should be okay for a while. And of course thank goodness that you're all alright.

Yikes...

Lori said...

I'm so glad your hubby is OK. Sooo scary!

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Oh Michele, Been there, done that, I promise there is light at the end of that tunnel. At least Andrew is okay, that's the important part.

Patricia Linehan said...

That is terrible. Glad no one got injured in either accident. Just think, when both cars are repaired they'll look like new... :S

Flea said...

Oh my word. What a bizarre and random thing to have happen. I hope the guy towing the boat stopped?

Ann On and On... said...

A one car family gets to know each other very well.....lot of "car" time. Speaking from experience....now I love it and do not want a second car. Good things come from bad times. Glad to hear everyone is o.k.

Nancy A. from 2 Mountains said...

How uncanny. We went through something similar at the beginning of the new year. I had an accident, followed by my 19 year old then my husband. Talk about feeling sheepish calling the insurance company... LOL Luckily, no one was hurt in any of the accidents but I'm starting to thing our car is jinxed. Glad to hear your husband is okay.

MommyJ said...

A boat seat? That's nuts. My car is currently in the shop right now because while driving down the interstate, a truck dropped it's drive shaft which then flew over and rammed into the side of our van. The drive shaft... a big metal pole that's supposed to do something really important like, I don't know, hold the tires on or something just fell off. And hit my car. Like you, I shutter to think what would have happened at the drive shaft angled just a little more north and crashed through the window into my eight year old.

The funniest thing about the entire experience, according to my kids, is that the truck was pulling a trailer that was full of ostriches. Lucky for us, no one was hurt. Not even an ostrich.

Stephanie said...

That is so awful. Does Alaska have a no fault clause? I don't understand why your insurance should have to pay for all the repairs when in both cases you were not at fault.
Or as in the case of my sister's accident State farm took care of everything and then had to sue the uninsured drunk driver.

Why don't the responsible parties have to pay for you to have two rentals?

good luck and safe travels for the rest of 2009 and into eternity.

Maddy said...

Real life is so much more unlikely isn't it. So glad to hear that at least he wasn't scratched.
Best wishes

Mandy said...

I hope the motorist driving the boat stopped? Yeah, it could have been much worse, I'm sure it was scary!

Chele said...

WOW! With both incidents, I'm glad to hear none of you were injured! It so could've been worse! But yes I feel things fall apart in a bunch! Life likes to throw curve balls!

Rachel C. said...

Aw stink! That's horrible! Hopefully nothing else like that will come your way. At least for a good 10 years!

LLG said...

Oh man that is brutal! I am glad Andrew is ok. "They" say everything happens in three's so hopefully your run of bad luck is almost over! Hope you have a better day!

thediaperdiaries said...

Yuck!! So sorry. Things can only go up from here right??

Amber said...

Are you sure we're not related? :-)

Tanwon said...

I feel your pain. Two months ago my husband and I were swindled by an auto repair shop - which resulted in one less car. We were fine with the one-car-for-two-people thing, until an accident (not our fault either). We're just hoping to make it to the end of August as we are moving to a place where cars aren't needed (ahhhh).

Patois said...

Yes, so glad Andrew is fine, but, wow, what bad luck in the material sense.

Pam D said...

Oh, no! That's a scary kinda accident.. I'm so glad it turned out with no one hurt. Hope the insurance people can smile about it, too.

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

I think y'all should start wrapping in bubble wrap before you leave the house. Just glad everything is ok.

Carrie said...

Wow, that's so scary - I'm SO glad that he is okay!!!

Daisy said...

I'm glad to hear you both made it through the accidents. Cars can be replaced. It's a hassle, but they can. Moms and Dads? Not so much.

Abby said...

Oh I am so glad your husband is okay that could have been so much worse! So did the other guy even know it happened?

Nicole said...

Man, I am so sorry! Doesn't the insurance pay for you to have a rental? I am pulling for you!!

chelle said...

Egads! Glad he was alright!

Shelly said...

I'm glad no one was hurt.

I remember when I was 18 I swerved to avoid a deer and hit a guardrail. While it was being fixed, I was driving my mother's car to school and was side swiped by someone who failed to look before pulling out of his driveway. We got a rental, and two days later my mother was driving me to work in it when she skidded on ice and slammed it into a snow bank.

Three cars in six days. It was unbelieveable.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Crapicola! Thank goodness that he is OK. WHEW.

We had a year like that last year. Glad it's over.

planetnomad said...

Glad you're all okay and hope things calm down now!

luckyzmom said...

Just plain sorry this happened.

Leisa Hammett said...

Bizarre. Michelle, I hate to tell u but co.s do sorta have a code like that. I found out when lightening stuck my house and ruined just over a $1K of electronic. (Nearly everything.) Candidly our agent, (the same co. as yours) said that if we filed, we risked looking like multiple filers and we could be eventually dropped bc corporate told them to. The amt. would have been just a few hundred over our deductible and she hypothesized if we had to file for something again something greater, we might be marked. But, then, this falls into what could happen and we won't go there and know better will be the case in the meantime.