Saturday, February 02, 2008

Blessing in disguise?

Three Wednesdays ago I was turning on to the road that my apartment is on when some jack-ass t-boned me. He was in a giant truck and I was driving our hoopty Grand Am. Once the cop got there and we had pulled off the road onto the shoulder, the guy had the nerve to say, "I don't think I have any damage..." Good for you! Why don't you keep your idiotic comments to yourself?

The driver's side door was all busted in and wouldn't open from the outside or close all the way. I was a little bunged up that day and spent the next several hours at home trying to get a rental car so that I could go to work. I was limping around the house because my leg that was resting on the door that got hit was aching pretty bad and spasming some. My neck and back were a little sore too. I was dreading the next couple of days because I was anticipating the pain to get much worse before it got better.

The next morning I felt totally fine. I thought it was a fluke and that the pain would be unbearable at any moment. That moment never happened! I was so lucky. I don't think I have had any accident related pain since that first day. I still can't believe it.

So here I am with a smashed up, super old car and a check from the guy's insurance company. We decided not to get the car fixed. Who know how much longer it was going to last and, even though it was no money out of pocket, why put down almost 2 grand on something that old. So we took our check and put it toward our new (to us) car.

We bought a 2002 Honda Accord. Let's just say I love it! It's a used car, don't get me wrong. One could find things wrong with it if they looked really hard, but it's a clean car. It's silver with black leather interior, coupe, with a spoiler, and it's the V6 model so it's nice and zippy. We got a great deal too.

Neither of us wanted to buy a new car right now. I hated driving a ghetto-mobile, but wanted to save until we ran it into the ground. I think the decision was made for us here though. And since I didn't get hurt, I consider this kind of a blessing in disguise.


Anonymous said...

Nice car but I still think you should have bought my Toyota (LOL).

Seriously, I think it's a great little car.

Love you.

mamahawk :)

Sasha said...

First of all, why on earth do you want to sell your Toyota. . . I thought you had finally gotten your car thing figured out and were happy with it. . . tell me more.

Second, I'm super psyched about your hot new wheels. Very nice. I love hondas and frankly hope to never drive anything else again. They are the bomb!

Third, when you get into a car accident, you call you family. . . that includes me. . . and let them know you are okay!!!

Fourth, and most important. . . I'm so glad you didn't get hurt!!!

Cerra Hawkins said...


Secondly, I LOVE Hondas too! *Ü* I still talk about my little CRX. That was my all time fav car before this one.

Third, I would not need to let my family know that I was okay after a car accident if I don't them I was in one... See? You didn't even know you were supposed to be worried!

Fourth, yes! I think it is a miracle that I didn't get hurt.