Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mom and Dad

Left for Arizona this morning. . . or tried to. . . they left at 5:30 this morning, good early start. Forty minutes into their trip, a coach bus traveling in front of them, lost two tires. Unfortunately my parents car found one. They drive a mid-size SUV that literally went over it and completely took out the undercarriage of their car. All four airbags went off and my dad was able to get it to the side of the road.

My dad had it towed to a dealership not far from my house. They gave them a rental car and my parents spent the day at my house on the phone with insurance, family and friends and the dealership. Ultimately the car was completely totaled and they had to head out and purchase a new vehicle. They had dinner with the boy and I and went back home to get a good nights rest before getting on the road once again tomorrow.

I always miss my parents when they go away for the winter, but there have been a lot of  "what ifs" running through our minds today. I am so happy that everything worked out okay and that my parents are now home safe and sound tucked in. I hope they have a wonderful time down there, and a very safe trip of course, but I am hoping the worst is past them!

Here they are with their rental car for the day, a little different than the SUV they are used to driving. My dad called it his roller skate.

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