It took a split second to realize what just happened. The next second was me in denial. This didn't happen, I was stopped, the lady behind me was stopped. How can this happen? Yes my body and the van jolted forward, but this didn't happen. Then I heard Pooka start to cry. I looked back from the drivers seat and asked her if she was okay. She nodded with fresh fear in her face. I smiled and reassured her everything was going to be okay. She managed a small smile back. I turned around and layed against my seat mentally assessing if I was okay. "Neck's fine, backs fine, okay everything feels fine so get out the van and check on everyone else"
I hopped out the van and the other 2 ladies were already out their vehicles looking over the damage and making sure everyone was okay. The lady who started the chain reaction accident was explaining how she just couldn't see. Me and the lady who got sandwiched between us understood because it was 7 something in the morning and the sun was right there where the stop light was. Vision was very slight. The only difference in what me and the lady behind me did vs. the lady who caused the accident was we went slow enough up to the light to see the brake lights of the vehicle ahead without hitting it.
The van looked fine outside of the middle lady's hood being stuck between my fender and hatch. The middle ladys car needs work front and back and the causes car didn't look bad at all! Once everything was looked over we all got back in our cars to wait for the police. I call the daycare and the job to let them know what's up. The police came, did what they do and I was on my way. Outside of not being able to open my back hatch the van is drivable. All I really need to do is knock the fender down at one spot with a hammer and my back should open properly again.
I get to work and everyone is telling me that I should go to the doctor and that I should make the cause pay for it. It was kinda like they were jinxing me "you may feel fine now but tomorrow you may be in real pain" Oh gee thanks! Work went on a normal. I call around to some places trying to get quotes on getting my car fixed. They all where giving me quotes I didn't like so I broke down and called my mechanic. He is the one who has fixed my car the last few mishaps. He is a great mechanic who knows what he is doing and very reasonable with his pricing...but he's not local. Matter of fact he is in the next county over. He is supposed to come look at my car Thursday or Friday and tell me what the problem is and how much it will be to fix it. He is going to do a full tune up, fluid change, and install a cd player in the van too. I figured that since I plan on going to see my mom and them in a couple weeks I need to go head and get that done, plus my baby's been in an accident so she deserves some good treatment. Depending on how serious the engine issue is it may have to wait till next pay period, I'll keep my fingers crossed it's the easiest engine issue you can have...
Work's over and I go to class where I totally forgot WE HAD A TEST! Fortunately Exercise Phys isn't Physics so that wasn't an issue for me. I did have a proud momma moment when Pooka kept asking me for carrots and apples when she had a banana in her hand. My classmates were looking at her like she wasn't supposed to be asking for such things and Nurse Snooze says "Thats so awesome that you encourage her to eat properly" to which I replied..."I try" LOL
I get home to a few messages on my voicemail. There were 2 of interest to me. One was from Geico (the causes insurance company) the chick said she wanted my take on the accident and the other was from T-lo. He was apologizing to me, the only thing is I don't know what he was apologizing for! LOL I would have thought he may have called the wrong person but he said my name a few times. Maybe he is apologizing in advance? I don't get people sometimes.
Well anyways off to bed. Hopefully I won't be hurting when I get up tomorrow.