Monday, February 27, 2012

"Well this seals the deal!"

So Kevin and I have been talking lately about selling our Caravan when we move to Florida and get a new car there. Well an occurance happend this week that sealed the deal. I got in my first car accident. And it was entirely MY fault. I was on my way home after picking Maycie up from school and I was distracted by the screaming kiddies in the back. I turned while at a stop and I am not sure if my foot slipped off the break or if I just didn't push hard enough on the break but none the less I rear-ended the gal in front of me. The good news is that she had her spare tire mounted on the back of her car and so there was no damage detected to her car but for our minivan that was also the bad news. That spare tire did a number on our front end. I wish I had pictures. (still haven't found the charger for our camera) Our hood was totally scrunched up. It looked like it was a more serious accident then it was from looking at our car.
Anyhow, my dad, as always, came to the rescue, with one of his 'salvage cars' a 1993 Toyota Prism that he is so proud of because he only paid $700 for it. Anyhow my dad is fixing the Caravan up to sell and in the mean time we are driving the beauty you see below. Imagine this picture but add twenty years. I am so gratiful for a dad that knows how to do these things and is willing to help. I am also gratiful for our insurrance that was so great in the process. And I am gratiful for my oldest who reminds me "Don't crash this car Mom, Grandpa will be mad at you."
I am however looking forward to purchasing another car when we are in Florida. One that doesn't require full body effort to open and close the door.