- 6 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
Today was supposed to be awesome. Fiance and I picked up his tuxedo and got a discount for it, scored some free sushi, and on the drive home, we were talking about how his tux was the last major payment we had, the last detail of our wedding, and we could finally stop being broke and keep our money in the bank for once. I said, “honey, I love you, I love our new car, I love our new apartment.”
We pulled around the corner of the parking lot and suddenly I noticed the 5 foot brick fence that separated the parking lot from the pool was getting a lot closer really fast. And then, there was no fence. And I was staring at a tree. Fiance drove straight through the fence and the whole thing came crashing down.
Fiance just jumped out fo the car and kept saying “I’m going right now. I’m going to the office right now.” and left me with the mess. A few minutes later he was back with the apartment manager.
It had just rained and FI’s parking spot is on the edge. According to him, he gave it a little gas to round the edge and the car hydroplaned. He pressed the brakes but since the car is a 4-wheel drive, it didn’t work because even if the front tires braked, the back tires were still spinning really fast.
I was pretty shaken but I knew Fiance was even worse because he was driving, so I tried to collect myself and I spent the rest of the day comforting him and telling him it was ok, we’re ok, the people in the building are ok, the car is ok, only the brick wall lost. He spent the whole day apologizing and saying he didn’t know what else to do except to tell me he was sorry, and that something like that’s never happened to him and that he couldn’t stop thinking about it.
Later I started laughing and he asked me why, so I told him it was just today – just the fact that we were so happy that we didn’t hav to pay for anything else and we could just relax and then….Fiance laughed and went “BOOM!” At this point, what else are we supposed to do?
On the up side, the manager told us it wasn’t all our fault because the wall already had a big crack in it so it was already broken; he thanked us for not running off, and we only have to pay for half of the damages. And our Land Rover came out pretty unscathed considering. It’s scratched along the front bumper and on the passenger side, the hood has a small dent, and the bumper on the passenger side caved a little but it’s still pretty solid. It’s white so you can’t really even see anything happened to it until you get right in front of it.