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How I Spent My Saturday Night (or, another of many reasons I'm behind on much correspondence)

I dedicated my afternoon to the kitchen and living room, as I'd promised - got them looking pretty good, too. Around 7:30, Starr called to let me know she was on her way home, so I started dinner (boxed stroganoff).

Just before 8, my cell lit up with an unknown number, but I went ahead and picked up. It was Starr - she was calling with a borrowed cell phone from the scene of the car accident she'd just been in. I later found out that someone else had apparently missed a turn; and in confusion occupied the middle lane of a 60 MPH highway, doing about 20. Starr came out from behind another vehicle that was spewing smoke (oil leak perhaps?), saw brake lights, and did her best to stop in time.

All her windows shattered, and the airbag fired. The accident totaled her PT Cruiser's front end, doing an estimated $8,000 in damage. Starr's seatbelt and airbag did their jobs, and we later discovered that her greatest injuries were bruising from the restraints. A passerby unjammed her door and helped her from her car, and medical professional that she is, she quickly went to assess the other driver for injuries (no serious issues there either).

I abandoned dinner to spoil, issued a quick Twitter note to the world, and jumped right into the car. I didn't speed - I mean, how stupid would a car wreck on my part have been right then? - but I somehow reached the hospital before Starr. A number of people replied with support on Twitter, Facebook, and email, and I would later find many phone messages after I left the hospital's signal interference. Thank you all so much! One of the first things I did was pass along everyone's messages, and they boosted morale for us both! (Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] jsciv, for the "Creeps" recommendation: Starr played that until we nearly killed the phone battery!)

Several X-Rays and five hours later, they decided that Starr was merely bruised, and sent us home. We've spent much of today trying to recover from adrenaline overdose and poor sleep. We already have some lines of attack with securing a replacement vehicle. The funny thing is that today's a happy day for us. First of all, Starr literally walked away from a full-speed highway crash. Second of all, we've had our friends pouring out love to us all night and day; how could we be grumpy?

Thank you all!

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Date: 2009-04-13 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pathia.livejournal.com
Cars are replaceable, Starr is not *hug* Just glad everyone is safe.

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Date: 2009-04-13 12:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tzel.livejournal.com
Whew! Glad she's ok!

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Date: 2009-04-13 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twistdfateangel.livejournal.com
Better the car than Starr. Glad to hear everybody's okay!

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Date: 2009-04-13 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rattrap.livejournal.com
The car did its job. Expect lots of bruises to show up in the next few days, but hopefully nothing permanent (yes, the voice of experience).

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Date: 2009-04-13 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stephaniesmom.livejournal.com
Yay for nothing but bruises! And bigger yay for safe cars! Major BOOOOOOOoooo! for Asshats that don't take care of exhaust problems. That guy should get a ticket for indirectly causing the accident.

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Date: 2009-04-13 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] salzara-tirwen.livejournal.com
Ack!! *hugs you both* glad everyone is ok!

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Date: 2009-04-13 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jsciv.livejournal.com
Oh wow! I don't tend to check Twitter or FB on the weekend so I missed that: I'm so glad that everyone's okay. I'm also glad that even without direct intervention I was able to help out!

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Date: 2009-04-13 04:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cereselle.livejournal.com
I am SO glad she was okay! Amazing, walking away from a head-on collision with only bruises. You both must be so relieved. :)

*hugs you*

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Date: 2009-04-13 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shrewlet.livejournal.com
I was out of town this past weekend and just now getting around to catching up on stuff.

Glad Starr is ok! Like everyone has said already, cars can be replaced.

*gentle hug to Starr*

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Date: 2009-04-13 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madwriter.livejournal.com
Yikes. I'm glad she's unhurt.

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Date: 2009-04-14 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ptownhiker.livejournal.com
I'm glad that you are both okay. Accidents are such frightening things.


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