By Sparky | March 29, 2006
This week started off badly, and is ending worse. Saturday morning brought a terrible tragedy to the Seattle area. There was a shooting a Blue House and sadly more than 7 people were gunned down in a senseless act of violence. I was friends with several of the victims, and knew a number of the people that lived in the house.
My heart has gone out to all the people affected by this tragedy and I’m glad to know that the person responsible took his own life thus ending any further threat to society. I’m still rather numb from the whole thing and don’t quite know how to react to any of it.
I spent most of the weekend relaxing and trying to wrap my head around the whole thing. Sunday brought some great distractions in the form of hanging out with friends, and watching movies.
I was just starting to get things back on track for my week when while driving in to work this morning I was rear ended, thus ending my nearly 2 year streak of accident free driving.
I was just clearing the 520 bridge eastbound, and was rear-ended by a guy driving a Nissan. Luckily nobody was hurt seriously (I’m a little sore, but ambulance was needed), but it certainly shook me up and got my day off to a horrible start. The strange thing was that both of his airbags deployed even though there was minimal other damage to our cars. In fact aside from the airbags busting up his dash there was really no damage to his car.
Unfortunately the accident creased both my rear bumper and my trunk. This coupled with some minor damage to my front bumper will put the damages to my car in the $1000′s of dollars. I’m following up with the drivers insurance company at the moment to see how quickly I can get the damages fixed.
Luckily after a quick call to my mom it sounds like I won’t have to pay any money on this and I should be able to force the other drivers insurance company to get me a rental car while they fix my precious.