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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Regrouping and Thanks!

This is a view of my car on the driver's side.

I just wanted to thank all of you who emailed and sent cards. This was a tough week, and your support and kindness helped both me and Ben get through it.

Looking at what's left of my car, it's very easy to see that it could have been worse. I'm very lucky to have a son graduating from high school next Saturday — a week from today! — and he's very lucky to have a whole, sound body. Now it just remains to us to deal with the paperwork and the medical bills.

Ben is feeling much better. His neck is still sore, and it hurts to raise his right arm. But his bruises are healing very quickly, as are the cuts and contusions.

So last Friday before the ER called to say they had my son, I was midway through the second-to-last scene in Untamed. (Oh, that's right! There's a book I'm writing! I keep forgetting... ) And that's where I'm headed now, once I've had enough coffee.

I must, must, must finish it this weekend, so send some writer mojo my way.

Still to come: I-Team trivia with prizes! And Investigative Reporter Boot Camp...


Tracy said...

oh my!! That has to be hard to look at. I'm so glad your son is doing okay and his injuries are on the mend!!

Sin said...

Send you all the writing mojo I can find! You'll finish! Good luck!


Cheryle said...

Wow is all I can say to that picture! I am sooooo glad that he is okay and graduating next week, how very exciting for him!

Good luck finishing the book you always have good vibes and mojo coming from this way!

Liza said...

Glad Ben is doing so well! That picture is so scary.

Debbie H said...

Man, that is one scary picture! I am so glad Ben came away with minor injuries. He is a walking ad for seatbelts!

You know I always send you lots of writing vibes and mojo! Get it done, enjoy Ben's graduation and take a breather to rest those nerves.

Ronlyn said...

oh babe...that's horrifying.
Big hugs to both of you.

Hi, Tracy — You're right! It is hard to look at! Ben is doing very well, thanks. He's still sore and still has lots of scabs and bruises. But he looks better than he did a week ago, that's for sure! Thanks for the good wishes.

Hi, Christie — Thanks for the writing mojo. It must have worked! I finished the last chapter and now have edits and an epilogue. :-)

Hi, Cheryle — Thanks so much! He's also getting some big awards from his school this week. Thursday night is an awards ceremony, then on Saturday he graduates. And it's going to be extra special because we're all so grateful he's okay. And thanks for the mojo!

Hi, Liza — Thanks! Yes, it is scary. The first time I saw the car, I started shaking. I just couldn't think. I tried to reach inside to get a CD and could barely fit my shoulder. That made me think of how much it had crunched in on my son, and that just about made me sick.

Hi, Debbie — You're right! If he hadn't had that belt on... What's stupid is that I rarely wear mine. I've caught myself a couple of times since then not wearing it. So I'm all over that now. SEAT BELTS! And thanks. I will try to chill a bit when UNTAMED is out of my hair and Ben is out of high school. :-)

Hi, Ronlyn — Thanks for the insurance coaching and the support. I swear the Byzantine empire was less complicated than the average insurance company.

HelenKay said...

I am so sorry about the accident, but I'm so happy to hear that your son is fine, especially after seeing that photo.

Big hugs.

OMG Pamela! I am so, so sorry!! I hope you and your son are doing well.
The poor car! :(

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