Well, I had to wake up extra early and wakeup Joey so my wife could leave early. So I get him up, get him ready, and the wife leaves. I'm about to jump in the shower when *BAM*, major thunderstorm they were predicting hit. Powerloss, and I'm still without a shower. The flashlights and candles? Packed.... the the basement. So I have to wait for power to come back on to get my shower...
this makes me kind late.
On my way out the door the phone rings... the "other guys" insurance about the accident. I need to take a recorded statement (he tried to get me to say I had no injuries, but thanks to spoonyfork, my only response was "not that I am aware of", which made him ask multiple times but I was very aware of what I was saying with every response). Anywho, I finished, and got 'his' version of what happened. He gave misinformation about everything, including the intersection where it happened!! He said there was 5 northbound lanes, a right turn only, a straight lane, and 2 left turn lanes. I went to the furthest to pass him, as he claimed (there is a left turn lane and a straight lane (which you can turn right from). I got in the left lane to make the turn, he merged into me across the white line). The guy said he's still in the investigative stage and no liability is claimed yet, but as soon as he realizes I'm telling more truth than the other guy + his inspection of the car which shows backend damage, I think I'll get all my cash (thanks for all the advice everyone!!). Afterward, I call up my claim adjuster and tell her everything that transpired and gave her all the info about the guy that called me, and she sounded quite pleased at how everything went.
So, now I'm running really late.
On my way to work, what happens? A guy pulls out into the middle of traffic (he must have been blind. I mean he just stopped and went out into full traffic). Of course he broadsided a car in front of the guy in front of me. I jump out and make sure everyone is ok. The jerk that pulled out had some bleeding on the forehead from hitting the steering wheel, but seemed coherent and ok. The lady in front of me called the cops and ambulance and I gave my witness statement.
Now I'm really really late.
As I'm pulling into the garage to park for work, a guy is leaving, so he pays the clerk and hits the gas without paying attention. *BAM* runs right through that 'grey and white stripped barrier arm' thing. So I get out, ask if everything's ok, and laugh my rear off out of view.
So, I got into work just in time to pass most people going to early lunch. I guess my day coulda gotten worse... but after telling me story to others, I wasn't allowed to oversee any compiles
 - we have 3 cars, the grandam, the minivan, and a jeep grand cherokee I'm trying to sell (150k miles, good condition, $3k obo if interested email me). Only cars that have anchors (needed to install the carseat) are the minivan and the grandam. Usually, wife takes the minivan, I take the grandam. I drop off joey on my way to work, she picks him up. With the grandam out of commission (need to get an appraisal before driving it), wife has to do both.