Got Rear Ended
This is actually the post for last night. Blogger was down last night and I couldn't log in to post.
On my way home from work yesterday, driving my Honda Element Commuter/BOV, (I've had it less than a month) I was in stop and go traffic on the interstate. I stopped at one point, and BAM! I got rear ended. I was far enough back from the car in front of me that I didn't hit them. I had my sunglasses on top of my head and they went flying to the floorboard. I pulled over to the shoulder and got out to see what was up and talk to the guy who hit me. My neck and back stiffened up almost immediately, and I was a bit rattled.
I was amazed to discover no visible damage to my rig - not even a scuff on the bumper. The guy that hit me had a caved in bumper, a caved in grill, and a buckled hood. He was driving an older Chevy S10 pickup. Interesting to compare the two. We traded information and went on our ways.
I started the ball rolling with insurance last night, just to have it ready if anything was wrong. This morning, I'm headed in to the chiropractor to get my neck and back checked, but other than a little stiffness, I think I'm in good shape. After that, I'm taking the Element to the body and fender guy to see if there is any damage I can't see - something like frame damage or any of the brackets and mounts under the body.
It could have been a lot worse. This is the first wreck I've been in for over 20-some years.
We were watching House Hunters last night on TV and they were following a New Jersey couple looking for new home. One of the houses they looked at looked like it might have been occupied by a prepper. The walkout basement had a lot of heavy duty shelves lining the walls. When they got to the master bedroom closet, there was a fire extinguisher mounted in there. I'd like to think that the sellers were New Jersey preppers and that they had moved out to Montana or Wyoming, but who knows. I just thought it was interesting to see those two features in the home.