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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - my poor car!



Not an entirely wordless post...
This is the result of the accident on Dec. 21st when I was hit by a semi truck. The insurance company has put it down as over $5000 damages which they say is about what my car is worth since it is 6 years old. We've had it for 5 years and are just 2 months shy of finally paying it off! Ack! So, they are writing our car off. We have to surrender it soon. They didn't give us a date but basically we have to get a new car ASAP or be without a car. I want to get a van but my husband says that we can't afford a van with gas prices, etc. He's probably right, but I really don't know if I want another small car. *shrug* But at least I was proven right about one thing... a few months ago my husband was saying we can't do any renovations in our house until we got the car paid off because then we'll have an extra $300 a month. I said just you wait, something will break down or come up and we'll no longer have an extra $300 a month coming! Was I right, or WAS I RIGHT? Too bad it had to be our car!

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7 comments:

Blake and Lilly's Momma said...

OUCH!

You know... some mini vans get really good gas mileage :)

Post a pic when you get your new wheels :)

Jo

Scribbit said...

Talk about irony--too bad!

Sarah C. said...

Oh, no! :( Being hit is bad enough, but I do believe dealing w/ insurance companies is the real nightmare. Ugh. Hope you can find new, affordable wheels soon.

Both our cars (Honda Accord & CR-V) were purchased used and at other dealerships (ie, not Honda). I've found this helps cut the cost as comparable vehicles at the Honda dealership were at least $5k more. And Jo is right - some vans do get good mileage. Check Edmunds.com for info on any vehicles you might be interested in.

Amber said...

yikes! that really stinks! good luck with the car hunting. i think it's always fun to look at cars- payments not so much!

:)

'Berta said...

What an awful way to end a year and begin another!

If you can, a diesel is so much cheaper to run than gas...I was a doubter until I bought one. Now I can get up to 900 km/tank with my VW Jetta.

Good luck!

Jen Sue Wild said...

That just stinks big time Ter..

Totallyscrappy said...

Ugh! I can't believe you were that close to being payment free!! Good luck car hunting.