Monday, October 15, 2007


In my family, we keep our cars pretty much until they die or appear that they are going to die shortly. My last van had about 120K miles and was definitely on its last wheels (or is it tires?) Mark's car is a Camry and appeared to have many years ahead of it. Until....CRASH!!!

When Mark was on his way to work today some guy ran a red light and drove right into him. There is a lot of damage to the car and we don't know if it will be considered "totalled" or not. Fortunately Mark seems to be unharmed except for some stiffness and aches, but the doctor recommended that he have x-rays done to be sure.

What a hassle. We didn't expect to be dealing with insurance companies, who from what I understand try to give you the least amount of money as possible or fix your car with used parts. The only good thing is that two witnesses came forward and the guy admitted his guilt in the situation.

Please pray for us as we go through this whole process and that Mark's aches are nothing more serious.


gabrièlle said...

aw man :(
i will definitely keep mark and the insurance mess in my prayers...i'm glad everyone is cooperating though and his injuries appear to be minor...still a bummer though :(

Tim said...

Whoa. God was certainly keeping Mark safe. Good luck fighting the insurance sharks!

marlaena said...

wow. prayers for mark and you and the girls. what a gift the guy admitted his guilt, at least makes the process a little easier. and a good life reminder of how fragile life is and what's important.

keep us posted! and someday we will actually have to play on the same tennis court!

Beverly Cwalina said...

Yikes! I will certainly pray for Mark and all of you! He may be even more sore tomorrow. I hope you have a new car soon and without hassles!