Well today on my way back from BioLife, I rear ended someone at about 5 mph. It did quite a bit of damage to my poor Windsor Golf. Her Dodge Nitro got a few scratches on the bumper, literally thats it. She was very cool about it and said shit happens, and didnt report it to insurance. Hopefully it stays that way.
It is hard to assess any damage while it is dark out, but I was able to drive it home fine. I know I NEED a hood, radiator support straps, both headlights are pointing upwards, and my grille piece is all cracked. Thats the initial assessment. It did not overheat on the way home, so that is a good sign. What really sucks is I am a full time student (8am to 4:30pm) and barely have enough money to get by the way it is. Tomorrow or thursday I am going to try to see if I can maybe pound the hood back into shape and bend the headlight brackets back straight. Hope to make it at least driveable.