Wow, this morning started off with me getting sidetracked in crowdtap thinking I might get to the points needed to cash out----only to read their blog and find out they are changing prize redemption and this time around it costs a lot more points to cash out. I then moved on to my blog, which I should have been doing to begin with.
It was my mom's payday today and I wanted to get her running done before noon so that I could come home and see if my paycheck was finally in the mail before heading to do my job at Walmart. It was in the mailbox, so after taking my mom to the dollar store and home, I headed on to the grocery store for some coupon shopping.
As we were leaving the parking lot of the store, my phone rang. It was my daughter asking me to go pick up her kids from school as she was on her way there and some guy ran a stop sign and hit her. It was early release day for the kids and this was about 1:15 this afternoon.
I picked up the kids and headed to the scene of the accident. What I found there was a very shaky daughter and her van in someone's front yard, having run down their fence.
It was quite the challenge for the tow truck to get the van off of the fence. One back tire was totally demolished and the other side of the van you could see inside, as he had apparently clipped her back end, ripping it open. It spun her around and into those people's yard.
The paperwork filled out, where each person had to write their account of the accident (I wrote hers out because she was too shaky) was exchanged in the end. We read the other guys that stated----I ran the stop sign and out of nowhere this van came speeding down the street and I accidentally hit it. (only most of his words were not spelled right). What? Who was speeding? First of all, he ran the stop sign...and apparently he was driving fast enough for the impact to spin her around and end her up through the fence and in the yard.
It was a rental house, so those people called in their landlord. He really wasn't all that upset about the fence at all, of course, thankful that my daughter was ok. I'm sure the guys insurance will have to pay him damages anyway since the accident was his fault.
So.....today was also her birthday. Some birthday present! We left there and I took her to renew her driver's license. She had refused the ambulance care at the scene (the guy that was riding with her in the van did go in the ambulance with a neckbrace on and on the flatboard) but as we sat at the DMV her headache and neckache were getting worse and the pain was traveling down her back, so she had me drop her off at the ER.
I did then manage to get to Walmart. I then had to get home and bake up her birthday cake. Steve was great about it all and brought pizza home for supper.
I didn't make it to clean my church, so will need to do that first thing in the morning. Among all of this, I did manage to make shopping trips to 3 different stores. In all I spent $30.84, saved $86.70 with coupons for an overall total percent savings of 80%
Now it's after 11 pm and I am tired--sure no time for a nap today!
Here are a couple of photos I snapped of Liz as she read handmade cards from the kids, and opened the gifts from me and my mom before we had the cake and ice cream this evening. (in hindsight I wish I had thought to take photos at the accident with my cell phone, but pictures weren't on my mind at that time)