After a week in which I have had two car accidents - neither my fault - and will be headed to an event tonight that confirms that I am rapidly aging, I can't really get up the energy to write much of anything.
On the first accident, I'll say that the kid was very nice, just a terrible driver. As I sat at a ligt he drove directly into the back of me. He admitted fault to his insurance company and all is well. The damages to the CR-V are easily fixable and the $4500 in repairs won't cost me a thing. I was really pleased with the way that Progressive, Burns Honda and Enterprise worked together to get me into a nice new Saturn Aura by 10 am the next day.
On the second accident, all I can say is deer are really stupid animals. This one ran right across the road, into the side of the rental Aura, smashing the fender and headlight, then flipped up in the air and smashed the driver's side door. I was a bit shaken by having to drag the dead animal out of the road, but the kids didn't notice the accident until I pulled the car over. Once again, kudos to Enterprise, especially Matt Hutchinson and Jessica Karas, for getting me into another Aura after they were supposed to be gone on a Friday night.
Tonight, after Ellie's second birthday, we'll be headed over to Eddystone for my 20th high school reunion at The St. James Doghouse. I can't say I am super looking forward to seeing a bunch of thickened, balding versions of my high school classmates, but I do have some degree of morbid curiosity. A few of us have kept up over the years, but for the most part, I have not seem these guys in quite some time.
I'll let you know how it goes.