Just needed to vent - it was actually a miserable day, so please feel free to ignore my ramblings!
Had to go into work tonight even though with the way it was snowing and as much that was already laying down I didn't want to. I called in before leaving and they said no weather bulletins which means work like always! Well, I take off and get out on the my main route doing 40 miles per hour (I normally travel this road at 70-75 - 4 lane highway, you know...) and didn't really feel safe going much faster. The passing lane was a big no-no. I'm sitting there creeping along and out of nowhere the car jumps out from under me and I feel my backend swing out to the right... I correct and it jumps back to the left... correct again and of course back to the right for the final time. Did a perfect 180 across the road into the guard rail in the middle. sigh So now my, albeit old, car that had no damage on it before has the right-rear quarter panel messed up on it.
The only good news is it's only cosmetic damage, I was the only car involved, and not really any reason to get insurance companies involved. The tail light on that side is in fine and functioning properly from what I can tell and the door on the gas cap opened right up and that looks intact so I guess I got off pretty luckily but my left arm/wrist hurts from it, hopefully that'll be gone by tomorrow.
Then to top it off I got to work today and my supervisor looks at me and says, "I'm surprised you showed up tonight with the drive you have to get in here, today was optional!". Optional!?! OPTIONAL!?!?! Grrrr, I could've saved myself all that stress and damage to my car - stupid idiots need to wait a little longer. Oh well, I went home after 2 and a half hours because the snow was only getting worse so I said screw it and left after telling my supervisor of course! What a miserable day, worst one in a long time.
Hmmmm, does Maaco fix body damage like that at a reasonable price? I just want the right quarter panel straightened back out and everything put back into place again and then have them touch up the paint to get rid of the scrapes and dents, all I ask for really, it's a 7 year old car but I'd still like it to look decent - first accident I've had in a LONG TIME - Been like 9 years since my last accident and that was only a fender bender and back when I started driving, hehe.