Last Tuesday afternoon, a bus stopped short and a lady in front of difficult child stopped short. difficult child hit the brakes and they locked up, slid on the wet pavement and she smashed into the back of the lady's car. The lady told difficult child that it was all her fault, not to worry about things and then zipped off before difficult child could even realize that she was standing in the middle of the road. The bus left too. The accident smashed her hood, her driver side quarter panel, and front bumper, as well as her driver side signal light and split open her radiator. H bought all after market parts for roughly $300 and tried to fix it on Saturday but ended up busting the new radiator - he's hoping to fix it all tomorrow. Oy. This morning, about 6AM, I received a phone call from a shaken easy child. Last night we had a wild wind and rain storm - many pine needles and leaves were blown off trees. It seems easy child was taking a turn on her way to work this morning and her tires lost traction. She spun around twice and then flew off the road down into a ravine, but before finally landing, her car rolled over and landed upside down. easy child was pulled from her seat sideways and stretched across the car - no airbags. All the windows blew out and the windshield was crushed, thankfully the roof was not. She climbed out of the car and climbed in the mud up to the road. A man had been coming from the opposite direction and pulled over...I'm sure he probably had to change his shorts when he got home this morning...and was standing in the road calling out to easy child. He also called the cops. He let easy child use his cell to call us. It was an ugly, horrifying scene to see your kid's care upside down in a ditch. I just ran up to the firemen and asked, "where's the girl who was driving that car?!" and easy child came out of the cruiser and into my arms. I'm just so thankful that easy child walked away with just a few achy spots and a wicked bruise and scraped cheekbone. Other than that - it's amazing she wasn't injured. And after all the meningitis scare and kidney infection last week, this just about put me over the edge. As soon as we got home, I smudged her and all of us, the house, etc. So, now neither of them have a working car really. *Hopefully*, H will get difficult child's car up and going tomorrow. Really, please pray. And easy child's boyfriend's dad is lending her his little truck, so she's okay for this week. But we're in dire straights here, not equipped to handle any financial emergencies right now. I have to come up with difficult child's other half of tuition in a week ($850). I called exh and asked him to please send me some money - whatever he has - but he's not even working! But you know what? I just KNOW that everything is going to work out. easy child asked me why I wasn't worried or freaking out trying to come up with a plan (my usual M-O). And I just feel okay; there is a calm around me. I think it's all going to be okay. I hope I'm not just imagining it, but I believe that it's all going to work out and easy child will get into some car and difficult child's car will get her through the winter and it will just be okay. I don't know how, but I know. I walked through this day so at peace and happy. I aired out my house, burnt a few candles in thanks for keeping my girls safe and just went about my business. Our neighbor, an elderly single man, invited us over for dinner tonight so H and I went and we had such a nice easy conversational dinner. H was bored towards the end and tired too, but we stayed on a little longer. It was nice. easy child, difficult child and their respective bfs ordered out together. easy child thinks difficult child's boyfriend is wierd, but she thinks everything and everyone around difficult child is wierd so that's nothing new. Oh, and difficult child got her nipples pierced last night. Yay! I can't believe she defaced her beautiful, youthful breasts. I'm so disappointed she did that. What a day.