CRASH! SLIDE! SPIN! BOOM!
My heart stopped beating, I stopped breathing, but somehow I was able to say out loud, "we're okay, we're okay, we're okay" over and over and over again until we finally stopped spinning, sliding and landed in the snowy ditch off the freeway. I cannot believe that we didn't hit anyone else as we careened across the freeway. Pretty amazing, considering that we'd started out in the fast lane. We hugged, called 911, met the nicest police officer ever (shout out to officer Welch), got towed out of the snowy ditch, and made it to the airport on time.
For a little perspective... here you can see the tow truck pulling my car out of the ditch, and in the background, you can see the freeway
Yes, it was the other guy's fault and he knows it. He was ticketed, I got a copy of the report and all that will be taken care of. I'm really grateful that my bird wasn't with us, that no one was hurt, and that my heartbeat has returned to its normal rhythm. But, I'm back to square one with the whole foot thing.
Be careful out there, the roads are kinda icy :)