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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Monday, May 31, 2010


Long story short! I hit Mikes BRAND new car pulling out of the garage ever so slowly....crunch! I always am very cautious to be sure no kids or bikes are in the driveway.  Well for some odd day yesterday....not thinking at all....I pulled out of the garage and I could not believe what I heard....It was pulling back up when I did the real damage.  My car has a big ole boo boo on it...and thank god for duct tape..that stuff really works.  I felt so terrible!!~ his car has a big dent in the front. 
I had to walk in the house and tell him the kind loving man he is, Mike said to me " Deb I am not happy I will not lie, but Shit happens! You are not hurt, no one is hurt and the car can be fixed.... (however it is going to cost us some bucks) he did not say that, but that is what I was thinking the whole time!  I am not sure if we should put it through the insurance or just pay out of pocket.  My deductible is 1,000....I wonder if I will have to pay two deductibles...and then our insurance will go up.  We have never had a claim, but I know how it works we will get hit down the road. So please all you lovely ladies...tell me you have done this before!
So there you have it! I really messed up this time.  I begged Mike this morning to pull my hair, slap me do something to show me you are angry....he is choosing the silent treatment for now!~ This is my car, he is at work, making some money to pay for the damages.

P.S.  On a brighter note...I did my first video segment for the Oprah show try out....can't wait til it is finished so I can share it with you all.  It will be fun!~
UPDATE 101:  Talked to Mike, and he is talking...totally  cool and normal, YAY! I'm over it!!!~Did mention he will be putting some tape in the garage so I have some lines to follow....backing in and out....I think he should get some caution tape myself!



Blogger Unknown said...

Well, I think you need to get out a can of your famous spray paint. That might help mend those wounds of the weekend. But, do us a favor and don't go near the car with it. I've made that mistake before...... Custom spray job on the car....icks...


May 31, 2010 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have done that. I backed our like I normally do and my (then) husbands truck was parked where I back up into and I just slammed into it! Crunch more damage to my car then his. Silent treatment is bad but it will pass. You are more angry at yourself...that I know!! Sorry :(

May 31, 2010 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger SparkleFarkel said...

I think The Garden Bell is right. Get out the spray paint, but make it Band Aid color. Trim up the tape strips so they look all medically before spraying. Might as well get some style points out of this, eh? P.S. Mike should be declared a saint. LOL! And OH! OH! OH! --> Can't wait for your OH!PRAH video!

May 31, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Miss Janice said...

Uh oh! What a shame! Remember, it's just a car:) Happy Memorial Day to you!

May 31, 2010 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Hate to admit it, but I plowed into my son's SUV. I always look both ways as I back out of the driveway onto a cul-de-sac, but for some reason I didn't look to the left, where my son's vehicle was parked on the street. Yeppers, took out the whole right rear panel...and would you believe, not a dent in my Avalanche (tough booger). I did the insurance thing, got his SUV fixed, and all lived happily ever after! The End.

May 31, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Those things happen! Sorry! :(

Hope the rest of your week will be better. :)

May 31, 2010 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I AM SOOOOOO SORRY! I feel your pain! Your post is so made me are so sweet to be so worried! I love the tape reference...too funny! I am so glad that no one was hurt...

Try to have a fun day in spite of you car booboos.


May 31, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Thanks all made me smile...I am getting over it!~:)

May 31, 2010 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I like The Garden Bell's of spray paint idea! Hee Hee!!
Gosh, I am the worlds worst back out of the garage girl! Hit the garage door twice and Tony's truck once. go figure?? We always paid out of pocket and didn't run it through the insurance because it was cheaper that way. Tony has all these gagets now in the garage for me to see better! LOL!
Well, on a brighter'll never forget this Holiday :)

May 31, 2010 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

I feel your pain. I have done that too, twice. Except the first time I backed out of my driveway and hit a visitor's car. The visitor was also a state trooper. (it was his personal vehicle, but I still hit it!)

May 31, 2010 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger 1 Funky Woman said...

Debbie, too funny! I forgot to open the garage door and backed out right into it! 900.00 later to repair the garage door but nothing on my car, wow! What a ditz and I tried to blame the kids but that didn't work!
Soon you will all be laughing about this, you will!

May 31, 2010 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger cheeky rose said...

I have a very low garden wall that acts as a magnet to cars. I have never reversed into it, but sevaral friends have and Oh is it painful, and its not even my car. But like Mike says you not hurt and my Ex used to say it's only a tin can.

May 31, 2010 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger cinnibonbon said...

Oh no!! I'm so sorry to hear this. It will be okay of course. Glad to hear no one was hurt.
Yes, I've causesd major damage--both to a car and a building--hehe..while I was trying to learn to drive a stick shift in a foreign country--uphill--with hubs standing directly behind the car and a security door coming down on my car...yikes!!! But of course since I didn't kill anyone I can laugh at myself now!!

May 31, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger cinnibonbon said...

PS..the fish fountain is to die for!!! I also love all th yellow you've added--way to go!!

May 31, 2010 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger carissa said...

oh bummer!!! so sorry about this! so glad your hubby was so understanding and sweet about it. can't wait to see your oprah video - how cool!

May 31, 2010 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

LOL! I took my hubby's brand new truck to Jiffy Lube for an oil change. When the "girl" (of course) pulled it out of the bay, she ran it right down the cement pole. Huge scratch and dent all down the side. I was almost sick to my stomach when I saw it. I made them call my hubby, and even though he was not mad at me...ugh. I still felt like crap for the next week or two!

May 31, 2010 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

We have so many people coming and going here -our driveway is like a car lot most of the time with 8 cars here often! Every one of us has backed into someone at one time or another...

May 31, 2010 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Melissa Miller said...

So sorry Debbie! It happens.

Happy Memorial Day sweet friend!
~Melissa :)

May 31, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Menopausal New Mom said...

Oh you poor thing, I'm sure it's stressful but in all honesty, it can be fixed and nobody died. Before long you will forget it even happened. And no, I haven't done that yet but my hubby backed into a brand new mercedes at work one day so if I do smash one of his trucks, I can use his accident against him Lol!

May 31, 2010 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger One Photo said...

Oh no! Buy as your husband said, these things happen, it was a complete accident and no one got hurt. As for the insurance question, just take both vehicles and get an assessment of the repair cost on each first. If it is close to the $1,000 deductible then just pay for the repairs yourself - but if the entire bumper needs replacing and there is metal work damaged also then the cost could be higher so you might want to claim on your insurance. Hope that helps!

May 31, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Recaptured Charm said...

Debbie you have an Angel for a husband! The car will be all patched up and you'll all laugh at it later.. (maybe much later).
The lesson here is.. have your double garage completely filled with all kinds of stuff to be worked on, so that you just can't park in it. Then you'll be on the driveway with no one behind you, like me! lol
Glad it was only the cars that were damaged.

May 31, 2010 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger laterg8r said...

i love that he is going to tape some lines for you LOL :D

May 31, 2010 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Hi Debbie,
Don't feel bad...when the screened porch and the front porch were being added on, I backed out right into the monsterous, ginormous dumpster the contractor had living in my driveway for 3-4 months. It's a terrible sound isn't it? We are all human so that stuff if bound to happen sometimes. My car was 10 years old so I only had to drive in a short while long with it dent before I traded it. Hope you get yours fixed soon so you don't have the reminder staring at ya for long.

May 31, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

oh, I've pushed a large 5th wheel into a cement fence while parking my chevy ... ooooops! ... your man is right ... $hit happens ...

May 31, 2010 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger missDDT said...

Wooow! Don't feel so bad - accidents happen! No one got hurt and that's the best part :D

May 31, 2010 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Karena said...

Of course I have done that, stuff happens, and it is oh so infuriating! Do something nice for yourself now!

Art by Karena

May 31, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooooh. I am so immensely glad you're good and that it wasn't major.

That husband of yours just made all the other girls in town swoon over him! ;)

I'm sorry I don't know about any insurance- I'm sure you knew that before I even told you!

I SO SO SO want to watch that video you're sending Ophrah! I kept wondering why you wouldn't mention it ANY SOONER!!

Yay for happy endings :)

May 31, 2010 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

aww gosh, thats a shame.. stuff happens and this too shall pass..


May 31, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

You are a good story teller I was hanging on every word....small bumps in the road make us realize how lucky we really are that we don't have mountains to climb everyday huh? I'm so excited to hear what happens about the Oprah deal......

May 31, 2010 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Glad to know that you're getting over it.

I've done that before, only with my car, and at a parking lot! No one was hurt, and nothing was damaged except my car..

May 31, 2010 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh me, oh my! I have backed into a car in the driveway when I was a teen and I have backed into our garage door because I forgot to open it and that was a year ago or so. Hubby had to unbend the metal of the door. Still has creases, but life goes on. Glad he is talking to you now.

May 31, 2010 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

You poor thing! I would probably pay for it if it doesn't cost you your first child!

What is this about the Oprah show? I am out of the loop.

May 31, 2010 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Unless it's really expensive, I'd pay out of pocket because the insurance company will ding you for the long haul.

May 31, 2010 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, I'm so sorry you had to experience that, I feel so bad. I have never had that happen but my husband did back into my car; a brand new car once. He felt terrible but I was fine, what can you do? Hope your week gets better!

May 31, 2010 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Oh Debbie!! That's the worst feeling ever :( So sorry!! I wrecked Mr. Treasures car a looong time ago when we first started dating. I had just left work and someone slammed on their brakes and I didn't stop OUCH!! That car was his baby!! I called him and through gritted teeth he said "are you ok" I actually think he snarled a bit at the end too. I was so worried about him that the cute old man I hit was soothing me telling me, "It's going to be ok sweetheart" I guess he was right, Not only did he "let" me drive his car again, he married me! ;)

May 31, 2010 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger All That Glitters said...

Ahhhh man! I hate that happened to you. I have done all kinds of crazy crap. I rear ended someone once trying to pull in to the flea market parking lot.ha!

June 1, 2010 at 1:10 AM  
Blogger Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

Ooooh super the "walk of shame" t-shirt... hope...there is no storm after his calm :)

June 1, 2010 at 1:59 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

You saw my SUV - it's a tank and I too gave it a boo boo this winter. I took out a speed limit sign and gave it some dings but thank god for that metal bumper! I see it this way, I have a truck, not a show car. This ding is going to stay!

June 1, 2010 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Not only did I do the SAME thing to my sweet daughter's car but I also did it last week!!!! I called her on her cell and woke her up to confess..... And when she left the house a little later, she texted, "A LITTLE dent?!?!?!?" LOL

She's been away at college and I just wasn't used to having to watch when I backed up......

June 2, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

It happens! I haven't hit hubby's truck, but I did manage to back up into the corner of the house and smash the gutter spout (Luckily it wasn't the house or garage door!) :o) Wasn't happy about it at the time, but I can laugh about it now!

June 4, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Hi Debbie,

Still trying to catch up on my reading... Poor you! Glad no one was hurt. One of the attorneys I work with did the same thing a few weeks ago - except his was the new car.

~ Tracy

June 4, 2010 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

When he was a kid, my husband's house had a carport behind the house and a driveway that made a 90degree turn around the house to get to said carport. There was NO buffer between the pavement of the driveway and the brick walls of the house. Apparently his teenage sister cut the corner too sharp and hit the car against the corner of the house. Awww.... So they took the car to the shop and it was fixed within the week. When she was driving her newly fixed car around the corner into the carport - yep, did it again and put a dent in the exact same spot that was just fixed.

June 5, 2010 at 10:01 AM  

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