Originally Posted by nelson61
Hey Steve...So glad hes ok .Bike is not big deal....Son is everything.
+1 on that! In about '94, my oldest daughter started driving, so I bought her a sweet little Honda to drive to school. Get a great deal on it, low miles - just like new. It lasted all of two weeks until it was totaled!
My wife calls, saying "Theresa has been in an accident!". After freaking out just a tad about her, I calmed down enough to hear that she was fine; just some bruises, but the car was totaled.
Turns out, the accident was her fault - she pulled right out in front of an oncoming Buick. After hearing that she was OK, and her (my) wrecked car was her fault, I was pissed
. There went all that money...
Well, then I saw the car, and I wasn't mad for long. Did I mention she pulled out on front of a Buick? It was a 1973 LeSabre - she had a couple tons of all-american steel impact her side of the car at 40 mph. Luckily, the point of impact was behind the driver's seat (the back seat/passenger compartment was obliterated). Had the impact been just a foot and a half forward, we would have suffered the worst nightmare a parent could suffer.
When I realized how truly blessed
I was to only be losing a car, my outlook changed instantly. Man, am I glad Dustin is OK too!
My daughter had to wait 2 years before I allowed her to buy her own car (my limit is one per kid!). Hopefully Dustin will be back in the saddle sooner than that!