So, I rear ended someone last night after work. Completely my fault. Distracted coming up to a light. Looks like just the bumper, lights and grill were effected. The fenders are out of alignment, but look straight according to the body shop. I hit a little Mercury Mariner at about 10 mph or so. Minimal to moderate damage to his "car." Anyway, I spent the evening feeling bad about it. It was my birthday over the weekend so this just tops it.
Now the silver lining! Well, one thing lead to another and I ended up ordering an ARB bumper from Mudraks here in Sonoma. Figured that this was the perfect opportunity to upgrade! Instead of replacing what was there, the body shop is going to repair truck except for the bumper, then I'm going to drop it off at Mudraks, happens to be in the same industrial complex as the body shop, and get my bumper installed. Hopefully within the next week or so, it'll be done. Little to no paint will be required. And hopefully the insurance will cover most of the cost of the ARB!
So, shit happens, stuff can be fixed and it could have been much worse. Sorry for no pics as the truck is at the body shop getting torn down for the estimate.