Sunday, October 2, 2011

It All Started With A Crash...

Our weekend, that is. Quite literally.

Thank God it was picture day at Lexie's preschool. Because of that, I gave myself more time to get her ready, and we left the house earlier than usual.

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Thank God.

I was gone from the house a grand total of 15 minutes. As I turned onto our road, I was greeted with this:

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That is my garage. Just moments before the car hit, Lexie had been standing in that exact location. Lily was in the car. Thank God we left when we did.

It was honestly surreal. I thought I was dreaming as I turned into my driveway. It took a few seconds to register that there was a car crashed into my house and a police car in my driveway.

I backed into our neighbor's driveway and just sat there in shock, as Lily screamed in the background. I never, in a million years, expected to see that. Our house sits on a hill!!! Everybody was shocked when they heard, because they couldn't even imagine how it could possibly happen. I've now learned to expect ANYTHING!

After the anger hit, I realized it could have been much worse, and thanked God for keeping my family safe. But still...that's my HOUSE!

The driver was a young adult (he wasn't injured), and he had to have been flying. He wiped out the mailbox, which is way across the street, drove over a ditch, lost his wheel, drove across the road, up our hilly yard toward our house, was in the air at one point, and then drove down the hill into our driveway. If the angle had been any different, he would have driven into our house.

He left a fantastic path of destruction. A broken mailbox, a torn up yard, a broken garbage can, and then totaled our garage door. Thank goodness we had a stone retaining wall, because that's what kept him from taking out the corner of the house.

And now we're left with this until the insurance company fixes it:

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Friday was truly awful, but I keep reminding myself that it could have been much worse. I'm trying not to think of the what ifs. Thank God for keeping us safe!

22 comments:

  1. Oh no!!!! Thank God you were not home!!!! Glad you are all okay!

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  2. oh my word. That is INSANE. Thank GOODNESS that yall weren't home!

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  3. Thank goodness everything worked out okay!! Holy Cow!

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  4. Oh, Stefanie...That's crazy!!! I'm so glad no one got hurt.

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  5. Oh my word!! Thank goodness you are okay and your babies are too! Wow! Ugh, I hope the repairs are fast and that never happens again. XOXO

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  6. So sorry for yall but so glad you all are ok! Hope this week is better.

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  7. YIKES!!!
    Thank goodness everyone is ok. I can only imagine all the "what-if's" you're going through.

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  8. Oh, I'm so glad you were all safe. How scary!!

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  9. that sucks :-( sorry you are having to deal with the hassle of getting it repaired - happy to hear you were all unharmed. guessing the driver will be off the road for a while - hopefully!!

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  10. Oh I am so very happy you are all safe. What a crazy thing to happen!

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  11. I can not believe something that bizarre could even happen. I'm soooooo grateful you weren't there when it occurred. Oh my gosh, that's horrendous!

    Was that young driver under the influence? That's crazy!

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  12. Unreal - that is quite the experience! Glad it turned out without any injuries.

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  13. Crazy! I am glad you were gone and all are safe! Just think of the new garage door, right?!! Okay, that doesn't help!

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  14. OH MY GOSH...Thank goodness you all were ok. How scary.

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  15. Oh my gosh, how scary.. So glad you guys are okay. That would have totally freaked me out. The kids are always playing outside.

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  16. Wow! That is scary! I'm so glad you weren't there when it happened!

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  17. Oh my gosh, that is terrible! I am glad everyone is ok and that you guys left early that day! I hope the driver got a punishment.

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  18. Thank God y'all were gone! That is crazy scary.

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  19. Oh my god. I am SO sorry. Thank God you left when you did. Someone is certainly looking out for you. I had a similar thing happen - a car crashed onto our lawn and broke the retaining wall. The damage was definitely less than yours and very unsettling. Thank god you are all okay.

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  20. Wow, it's moments like those that really remind us how precious our time is! Amber is right - someone is looking out for you. I'm so glad to hear that you are all safe... stories like these scare me to death. If you aren't safe in your own driveway, my goodness, where are you safe?!

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  21. Awchie! Bu I am glad you are all safe sissy!

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