So CTcon was a total blast. Akiko and I managed to make enough money to pay for the regular expenses as well as food, parking, and gas. Go us. I'll be writing a detailed con report in the next day or two.
On monday I went to the dentist, had lunch with ibukij
, and then went to talk with some people at Yale. I was a little late to my meeting, but otherwise, it went really well and I shall be applying there as well (so i'll be applying to 2 schools). I'll decide which one to go to after i get accepted and see what the schools are willing to give me to go there.
Then I was headed back to the highway to meet up with my family to get haircuts and a quick dinner before heading back north.
And that's when I got into the car accident. ok, well technically, it was 2 accidents.
See, there is this really, really nasty merge to get onto the highway. The car in front of me hesitated and I didn't quite realize how much she was hesitating, and when I turned my head to make ceratin it was clear to merge, i tapped into her.
Before I could even think to myself 'oh bugger..' i was slammed from behind and sandwiched between the two cars.
We all pull off the road and i immediatelly call 911 to report the accident. As i said, i wasn't hurt, and nobody invovled was really hurt though the woman in the car in front of me i guess is claiming to be bruised on her right side, though neither i nor my insurance person can quite figure out how her right side would have been hurt.
Anyway, lots of waiting for the cop, and then waiting for him to process the whole thing. I was at fault for the initial hitting the car in front of me, though i only tapped her so it isn't likely there was much damage from that. still, it's impossible to know since i got immediately hit before assessing what the damage would have been. The woman who hit me is responsible for most of the damage.
My front is a bit damanged. I need to get a new licence plate for the front. i thought it was missing, but it turns out it was just folded in on itself. The back is more heavily damaged. The bumper came off (actually, it was still atached, though a bit strangely until the cop prsesed down on it to make certain if it was connected solidly or not. Not, as it turned out as if fell off.) The frame is a bit bent... pressed up against the back wheel and the inside back hatch area, the floor is bumped up.
My car had to be towed. So i spent the next while waiting for my mom to come pick me up (by the auto center, not on the side of the road), and then calling my insurance company and starting to work out the details to get my car fixed.
Yesterday a appraiser guy from my insurance company came to look at my car and estimated nearly 8k worth of work will need to be done to my car. (the insurance will be covering that) Still, it isn't totaled and should be able to be fixed. I just wonder how long it will take.
I should be finding that out in the next day or two.
So um yeah. Car accident.
Oh, and i still haven't gotten to watch Pirates yet. grrr. Hopefully this weekend.