good morning, all....for the rest of you anyway....things here not so good at this particular moment...hubby just went to pick up the 15 year old who WRECKED my car on the way to school....oh, she and the 17 year old foster daughter are okay (9 year old is home sick with an upper respiratory infection....hope to hell it's not whooping cough since that's making it's rounds in our state!!)......noone is hurt....states "i don't know what happened...i looked down and when i looked back up, i over corrected and we went off the road" Okay, here's my problem...i have had this car less than a year and she has already blown up the engine (by trying to make this car go over a mountain pass to fast), costing my 2 grand and now this...she says "it still runs, but, it's pretty banged up"....so much for traveling to work (125 miles away)tomorrow and paying the bills with that check....yes, i am thanking God right now for her being okay!! now, i just gotta make sure i don't kill her when she gets home!!! still owe $9000 on this car (she's a 1999 subaru outback...nice)....can't lay all the blame on her though....i trusted a 15 year old to drive while knowing she had a portable cd player in the car and knowing that she has a lead foot...guess i got noone else to look at but myself...not sure why i am writing this other than to vent..hubby will be home soon and guaranteed he's gonna be madder than me...guess it's time for her to get her own car with her own money (like i had to at her age) and take care of it, huh?? So sorry about the pity party i am on and taking it out on all of you!! Gonna go sit out on the porch and watch the sunrise over the madison range, be grateful that my daughter is not in an ambulance, lifeflight...or worse and smell the fresh air to clear my head and get my priorities back in line!! thank you all for simply listening...my next posting WILL be much better...PROMISE!!!