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Happy Saturday!

I hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start. Mine did not start out so great…

Yesterday, I got in a moderately significant accident on my way to work. I was not injured, nor was anyone that was directly involved in our part of the chain (yes…I'll get to that), but I can't say the same about my car. All in all I think I counted a total of 13 cars involved in the accident. It was on the highway at a point where the lanes merge down to just 2 lanes. My assumption is that whoever started the chain of rear-endings and spin-outs was traveling too fast when it came time to merge, thus slamming on his/her brakes. Twelve cars later, a traffic jam ensued and a large accident was reported. My car was "drivable"according to the tow truck driver - put only to a body shop within the area. So that's where it sits until insurance can come assess the damage. 

My poor Nissan emblem is gone :(

The pictures don't really do its justice, however it could have been worse. You should have seen the poor kid in front of me! (I say kid because…he was. He was on his way to his freshmen orientation at Endicott College and was so worried he'd get in trouble! Aww…) His car looked like the front had been put through an industrial-sized shredder. Totally totaled. Yikes.

The tow truck driver unofficially estimated my damage at a few thousand. We'll see…

In light of all this, I have decided to link up with Tales of a Carolina Girl for a fun linky for Special Educators. I know, I know…technically I am not one anymore. However, my current job still requires the same sets of skills, and my blog will still be devoted to those with special needs. So I think I fit into this exclusive group, no?

If you are a special educator and want to join in on the fun, make sure to click the button below to link up!

Oh hey, what do you think of my new blog design and button? If you hate it, keep it to yourself.


  1. Hi Rae. Sorry about your accident - driving is a bear around here. Last week I drove 30 miles to Westford for 4 days. I don't know how so many people drive so fast. Plus, a lot of cars just keep changing lanes - which makes it treacherous for everyone. By the way, my kids bought pink salt lamps at the Museum of Science gift shop. The pink ones give off a nice glow. I've seen lamps like this in Marshall's, too. I love your blog design - it's funky and fun. Happy weekend, susan

  2. I love your new blog design! The header is adorable! It's easy to read and navigate as well.

    So glad you are okay!!! That really stinks about your car though :( Hope insurance is good to you.

    Breezy Special Ed

  3. So sorry about your accident! I'm glad you weren't hurt. Things can be replaced (even
    though I know it's hard to look at your car!), people can't!

    My Kinder-Garden

  4. Oh goodness, Rae. I am so glad you are okay. Scary!!!!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  5. Thanks for all the kind words friends!

  6. Hi Rae. Lovely to meet you via the blog hop linky. Glad you are O.K. after your accident - it's really horrible when it happens but as someone else said as long as you and others walk away then all other damages can be sorted :-)
    Special Teaching at Pempi's Palace

  7. Hi Rae,

    I'm glad you're okay!! Also, I love your new design! I really like my design, but if I ever do something different I'm going to keep it simple. I'm beginning to realize that less is more. :-)

    A Tender Teacher for Special Needs


Thanks for the comments! I look forward to reading them :)

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