I am currently sitting in my daughter's apartment in Mishawaka, IN having driven with her in her new car for the last 7.5 hours to get here. The trip wasn't bad (although we had snow from Kokomo on up) but what led up to my being here is something else.
On Wednesday past, we waved a fond farewell to our oldest, sending her back to Notre Dame for school (had to be back by Monday.)
At about 5:30 pm we go a call: "Mom, there's been a wreck." Seems a gust of wind and black ice conspired to throw her first towards the guardrail and then over-correction caused her to "tag" a semi at about 75mph. The semi spun her back into the rail where she stopped short of a ravine (yes!). With the good help of all concerned, including the driver of the semi, she was safe a sound at the towing company waiting for my oldest son and I to arrive in my minivan to get her and all her stuff.
This is where I can't decide if the traffic gods hate me or love me. Turning into a driveway on a country road, ice covered and slick, we were T-boned (broadsided so to speak) by some guy who apparently didn't know that brake lights meant we were slowing and/or stopping.
So now, I have had to help her replace her car (thanks' gp for the $$ assist) and my car is in the shop for the foreseeable future. I will be flying back home on Wed or Thurs if the weather allows.
And I am STILL waiting on my computer to be returned.
Hope all of you are having a better time than I am (although time with Mags is always enjoyable and this is a nice break anyway.)
D (aka mendenbar01)
Current Location: snowy Indiana
Current Mood: frustrated