Thursday, May 11, 2006

oh deer

yesterday was interesting, it had its ups, downs, and corkscrews, yeah, it was pretty much like a roller coaster. The highlight was my Bible study that was sort of a little party for me since I'm stepping down from being a leader. So, that was very nice, very encouraging.

Earlier in the day (very early, like 5am), I had a run in with a deer in Davidsonville. Its hard to say who won, but I'm still alive, so I guess you could say I did. Really, it wasnt a bad "accident", but the damage to the car looks to be more than the car is worth. I was driving my reliable Grand Am, so I'm glad it wasnt my Mazda.

So, a few plans were changed, and now we're dealing with what to do with the car. It may turn out to be perfect timing, since I just pulled my good radio out of the car to give to my dad (two weeks ago), and there really are a number of things wrong with the car. Well, its not that they're wrong, its just that they arent right. Heating, A/C, defrost, they just dont work. Turn signals are finicky, not always working. Exhaust is rusting out, very loud (kinda cool). Sometimes it leaks when it rains, and I have to perform emergency towel action (I had like 2 inches of water in the floor of the car once). The interior light doesnt work, the electric door locks dont work (but the auto lock which isnt supposed to engage until the car is moving, it sometimes locks me out). There's a 2.5 foot crack in the windshield. It performs very well though, and its been faithful to me for 8 years.

I'll probably take the money if the insurance company decides that its totaled. Believe me though, I will be a little emotional. I'll keep you updated....

4 comments:

Matt said...

Poor car...yeah even I would probably sign the DNR on that one.

chris said...

Wow...

buddy, I must say that I couldn't from laughing when I read this because how nonchalantly you spoke about the cars "wrong things".

Btw...
One week and I'm back!
Can't wait to see you bro.

Brian said...

hah..yeah, and that doesnt even include what the deer did to the car...

blue mcgoo said...

I had to say goodbye when my blue honda was wrecked.. I still miss that car. The exhaust coming in through the trunk was a little upsetting and I drove it for 6-8k after the accident but when the throttle cable broke and the newer honda was sitting there unused in the driveway... time to switch.. I dont like my new honda, it has chronic brake problems and the A/C leaks freon... the old stuff.. I'm ready for a newer one even at this early hour.