So yesterday was my daughter's first car accident. She was on her way to drop off Ike at St. Marcus and she started off from a stop sign and didn't see a minivan approaching. The corners of the two vehicles came together. Katie and Ike were fine but Moby Dick lost an eye. I was on the far north side just about to pick up Zach from the Marines Recruiting Station when I got the call. Its the first one I've gotten about an accident. When I think of how many similar calls my parents have gotten from us 4 boys, I have to admire their fortitude. However we definately were a little less hysterical. I knew the moment I answered the phone what had happened but I didn't understand a word she said for 5 minutes. I'm surprised she didn't pass out from hyperventilating. By the end of the day she was in good shape and over it. I think it helped that I installed Skype and she was able to talk to her new friends from Chile on the "phone".