Alex and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day
Some of you might have seen on Facebook, or some of you might have seen on Twitter, but for those who missed it, I was in a car accident yesterday morning. I’m okay, as is the other driver, and I just have some minor injuries from my seat belt, and the airbag deploying. It was my fault, and I don’t feel like talking about the actual event any more than that, because I feel terrible both physically and emotionally.
Unfortunately, my car is probably totaled. I live in a city that’s pretty navigable with public transportation, and I’ve used it many times while my car’s been at the mechanic and such, but this is still a hugely stressful situation for me, since I relied on my car for so many things. It’s going to be a little while until I can get a replacement, since I have very little money saved up, and some of that will be eaten up by my citation and other expenses that will surely stem from the accident.
Right now, I’m not sure what this means for my trip to Otakon in two weeks. I’m going to do everything I can to get there, and I’m considering several options; renting a car, shipping my merchandise and flying, et cetera. Right now, renting a car for the weekend seems to be my cheapest option, which will run me about 200 bucks, depending on what kind of vehicle I choose. I’m avoiding flying if at all possible, since that would lay a burden on my Baltimore relatives to transport me to and from the con every day, all weekend.
Anyways, please send some good karma my way as I figure out what I’m going to do next.