My car has been going downhill for a while. It's becoming a hoopty. But damn that has been a reliable car. Got me up and down the east coast and cross country a couple times. It's a '93 Accord. She's a trooper. But she's on her last leg.
I've been saving money just to get a nice chunk as a down payment but after today getting a new car is no longer an option.
It's suddenly in the 90s here in Northern CA. I'm a baker. Hot and hot. Driving home today, in a car that has lost the ability to blow anything but hot air from the air conditioner, I was broadsided by a Chevy Silverado. "This is so not what I need at this moment." I was entering the right turn lane when the truck in front of me decided to inhabit the exact time and space that I was in. The physics did not work. The passenger, an angry male, jumped out and proceeded to yell about me being in the bike lane and how they had their blinker on. Ummmm NO. If I was in the bike lane then that is precisely where they would be if I wasn't there. The fact that the damage goes down the complete side of my vehicle and not just the front end puts the lie to that statement. The driver, a female, was much more reasonable. After I made sure everyone was ok, something they didn't do, then I said to the dude, "Can we just get this done? I'm hot and tired and I don't want to be standing out here." He walked away and she and I handled our business.
It'll be interesting to see what the insurance company does. I mean I'm going either tomorrow or Friday to the dealership to get a new car so I'm not turning in a claim and their truck? Their truck had no damage whatsoever. Honestly, big ol' truck up against a little car? It turned out about how you'd expect. At least the air bags didn't deploy.
Almost forgot. The side mirror is busted and the mirror part completely flew off and landed in the passenger side floorboard. Glad it didn't bean me in the head.
So if anyone wants to send some winning lottery tickets my way I'd be mighty obliged. (I just realized I've been playing too much Red Dead Redemption.)