I just got off the phone with our car insurance company. Harrison, our Acura, is not totaled and it will (tentatively) be fixed by December 23rd, just in time for our trip to Rexburg for the holiday!! The damage only added up to about $6500, and all we have to pay is our meager deductible. Woot! We were preparing for the worst by scouting out a new, affordable SUV; practicing what we were going to say when our insurance company said that our car was totaled and low-balled us; and trying to figure out how we were going to fit all of us, our luggage and gifts in the tiny Toyota Corolla (our rental) all the way north. I am so thrilled we don’t have to deal with any of that, but most of all, we aren’t going to have to say goodbye to our car anytime soon.
I am such a paranoid driver now. It is hard for me to trust anyone on the road. Even when Chris is driving, my hand is clenched to the door–and Chris is pretty much the best and safest driver I know. However, he has insisted that I get back on the road (hence the rental), and I am hopeful in time it will get better.
Now onto the other damage that occurred on that fateful night
. If you aren’t into grossness or you have a weak stomach, stop reading here. My left hand healed within a couple days, but my right hand–ugh–it has been a painful week and a half, but it is finally looking…better.
|The night it happened.|
|Then, it started to blister.|
|Then, the blisters started to pop and the skin started coming off, exposing flesh.|
|Then, it got infected and we went to the ER.|
|They gave me some really good antibiotics and wrapped it in a dinosaur bandage–double win.|
|After a couple days, it had dried up and scabbed.|
|Then, the scab came off.|
That’s where we are at today. Surely, there will be a good-sized scar, but I’ll take that and my life any day. It has throbbed and pussed and stung and kept me up a lot of nights. It has made taking care of Greta even more of a challenge and has put excess on Chris’s shoulders. I am so glad that it is finally getting better and I can use it again. Silly burn–you REALLY did hurt!