Well, it was bound to happen eventually: Someone curbed a wheel on our long-term 2013 Volvo S60. This bonehead, whoever it was, apparently misjudged the position of the wheel as I...uh, he...pulled into a parking spot. It's a common mistake, unfortunately, but it's still borne of being careless. While I could blame myself--and in fact do blame myself--it would be helpful if there were more of a rim protector bead on the Volvo's Continental tires.
The plus side is that this mistake gives us the opportunity to check out wheel-repair services in the near future. These services claim to restore damaged wheels to like-new condition, a hefty claim. It's something that we'll be reporting back on shortly. But for now, we have one ugly wheel and three nice ones.