Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Cars, houses, and the story of the accident



To answer some of the questions that were posed to me on the comment section of my last blog (So nice to hear from you both) I am entering another one. Yes this is my new house. I love it and we have been living in this great house for just under 1 year. It is called a Sundance and has the room we needed/wanted so desperately. It is twice the size of our old house and has 5 bedrooms and three baths. We also have a living room and family room on different floors and that makes living GREAT!!(Stella is showing off our house in these pictures-she was our exchange student from the summer)
We did buy a car this year, in the summer. It is a Kia Rondo. It's a great little car and seats seven. It drives beautifully and handles well in the sun or snow. We have never had a brand new car so the man wanted the experience. I am sure he will never forget that feeling. Now that he has officially totaled the other car, we are on a bit of a car hunt again. We have our eyes set on a honda accord wagon that has less than 100k miles on it. It is around 4k dollars and we are going to test drive it today or tomorrow. I love hondas, but we will have to see how this one feels before we buy it. Send us any car info that you may have. We love to have lots of options!! E mail me at kim81174@hotmail.com with any car facts. There is a few things we have in mind. It has to get good gas mileage and drive well. It can be small, but it needs to have lower mileage than 100k. The man will be using this car as a commuter car and It needs to be able to drive well and last us a while.
We of course would love to fix our sweet white Millie, but she only blue books at around $1,500 so the chances are not good. There is about $4,ooo worth of repair work to make her whole again. So sad for the kids....they have known Millie since birth. She really could have kept driving too. In fact, she still drives well, she just looks horrible. Even the blinkers still work ...they are just hanging off her body.

The Man tells the story like this....He was driving along the freeway at a slower than usual pace and a guy in front of him started to fish tail because it was very icy, and it was about 5am. So he got into the other lane to be safe, but the other driver hit the center guard rail and bounced of of it to hit White Millie. At this point not a whole lot of damage was done to our car so both men got out of their cars to assess the damage, but then they saw the headlights of another car headed right for them. Both of them ran to get out of the way and a second car hit White Millie from behind. This time she was hurt and that's when I got the phone call that no wife ever wants to get...I am grateful to still have my sweet husband. I can let go of the car....

1 comment:

Motley Family said...

That would be super nice! A new car and a new house. I can't wait to have a new house again. We are living with my uncle right now. Man is it hard to SHARE my nest with someone else. Can't fully make it my own. If you ever have a et together out there I would love to come and stay in touch with my Caldwell friends. Plus I haven't seen your house yet and would LOVE to see it. I bet it is beautiful!