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on the first day of Christmas (Read 72 times)
Dec 12th, 2017 at 2:27am

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on the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me............2 teens a driving! and, they both got their learner's permits last month, Ethan (18, was in no hurry to get his) Allison (16, could hardly wait) so, they've been driving for a month, Ethan a little longer and he is very cautious and attentive behind the wheel, Alli, I've got to keep the reigns on a bit (her Mother's lead foot) anyway, when it was snowing on Saturday Ethan asked if he could drive to his friend's house and seeing how the roads weren't yet covered (and not wanting to discourage his confidence any) I agreed and away we went, he did great, was very aware of the changing conditions and was getting a feel for just how different wet, icy roads can be. the trip went flawlessly until he turned into his friend's development, we hit a patch of black ice and the car (my Impala) skidded (about 8 mph) head first into a curb.... he was so upset and kept beating himself up a few expletives ect ect I assured him the car could be fixed and asked if he was okay he said he didn't want to finish driving to his friend's house but, I said well, you're strapped in and I'm not moving so, please continue on (that old adage about falling out of the saddle....) and so, he did when we arrived I got out and looked the Bumper was cracked and the right fog light was popped out (it popped back in) and the Bumper was cracked and pulled away from the right fender, other than that, the car survived. I cleaned it up and patched it up with "Gorilla Tape" and, ordered a new Bumper cover and lower air dam/splash shield so, it's a small relatively inexpensive repair and I think the lesson he learned was something I could never explain to him. oh well, we all go through the stages!
.................Chris  Smiley
 
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Reply #1 - Dec 12th, 2017 at 10:28am

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Chris
You can bet he learned something, he will carry with him every time he gets behind the wheel. I still remember my first as though it was yesterday..............jack
 

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Reply #2 - Dec 12th, 2017 at 2:54pm

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Great learning experience, but I'm sure glad that stuff is over for me...I'm sure that's when I went gray.
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #3 - Dec 14th, 2017 at 7:03am

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Black Ice is dangerous stuff. All that damage only going 8 mph?
 

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Reply #4 - Dec 14th, 2017 at 9:25pm

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Jack,
there's not much down there structure wise, the lower fascia and lower valance (both plastic) the fog light which is also plastic all the impact absorbing things are higher behind the bumper cover--it's not a big deal I can get all the parts for less than 300.00 and I'm going to do it in the spring--kids will have more experience by then, just part of parenting........
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