First of all, he is fine. He left this morning while I slept in. I heard him leave, and then come back, saying "I totalled the car." I was surprised awake, and asked if he was okay.
He had pulled out of the driveway, and was trying to clear the windshield with the defroster, and veered into a parked 2 ton truck. The truck doesn't even have a scratch on it (besides what was there-- its like 20 years old).
Our poor Prius is most likely totalled. He hit the truck with the passenger side (thank God I wasn't in the car!) going max 15 mph. The hood of the car is so smashed that you can't even unlatch the hood. The right light cover slid over the hood. The hood itself is folded in on itself, and the radiator is smashed.
We called the insurance company and AAA to get the car totalled.
I am so upset, because we just downgraded from the Premium membership (which includes car rental) to the plus membership. grandma was paying for it, so we should have just kept the higher one, but we had a 2001 Prius that never caused us any problems, so we didn't think we would need it. I just called Enterprise, and it will be $200 for a week of rental. The deductible on our car is $500, so that's $700 right now, and our baby is due next month!
This is so frustrating to me, and I really needed to get it off my chest. I am actually surprised at the speed with which I can type while crying.
I just thank God so much that I wasn't there, and that the baby wasn't outside my belly in the car seat. That would have scared me so much!
It frustrates me that DH tries to do so many things at once. He isn't a spectacular driver in the first place, but he has veered off the road more than once. On Saturday, on the way to my Mother Blessing, he tried to move into the next lane on my right, into a big white truck. I was saying "whoa, whoa," and tensing the whole time, but he just didn't see the truck until it was almost too late.
I don't know what we are going to do about a new car. We have nowhere near paid this one off, and I don't know how much the insurance will pay us for it. We have been taking care of it, although it has over 100,000 miles on it.
And, what kind of car can we afford? This Prius was a blessing-- we bought it for $13,000 a year ago. We drive over 150 miles a week; we really need a gas efficient vehicle. How are we going to get one that doesn't cost $30,000??? I mean, right now we spend just over $20 a week on gas ($25), and we can barely afford that.
Why did this have to happen right now???? I feel so shaken up and I am so mad at DH, although it could have happened to anyone. I haven't felt any contractions since just after I saw the car this morning, so I am not worried about preterm labor, but I am afraid of the stress I am putting on this baby by being upset. And, when DH was here, I was all about comforting him, and making sure he wasn't in shock, and able to go into work this morning. i actually didn't want him to go, but he is a teacher, and hadn't prepared his lesson plan for this week.
That in itself makes me angry. He is NEVER prepared for ANYTHING-- he always procrastinates, and I am constantly reminding him to do things.
We've both been cranky lately: he is upset that the house is a mess. i just don't feel motivated to do ANYTHING right now but be on the computer. i will start working on a room or laundry, and just get so tired that I will just go back to the bedroom and be on the internet.
Oh, you guys, thanks for letting me vent! I can't talk to him until he gets home; there's nothing he can do at school to comfort me anyway. And it isn't anything he can fix. i am just frustrated and upset, and can't talk without crying. It's easier to type than talk when I am upset!