Thursday, November 02, 2006


i bought a new (to me) car on monday.

the reason for the purchase?

i had an accident at the end of september.

i rear-ended somebody

the airbags went off. i hit the car in front of me with such force that BOTH airbags went off. the passenger side air bag actually cracked the windshield.

oh I'm fine (aside from the burns on my hand and arm from when the airbag deployed)

but my poor silver ford focus was totaled.

apparently it would cost more to repair the front end, replace the windshield and BOTH airbags, than the car was worth.

so the insurance adjustor totaled the car.

we said a sad goodbye in the rain-drenched, gated yard of Bill's Service Station, amid the other wrecked and damaged cars.

and then i started my search for a new car.

i found one. slightly used. a pontiac sunfire.

we've made friends. but we're not chums yet. i'm still treating her with kid gloves. it will take a awhile before i'll feel comfortable enough to get her up to 90mph on the interstate.

but LOOK at the option she came with.

These were also offered:

which one would you choose?


Anonymous said...

I personally like option #3 the best..especially when the monkey held up the donut. I laughed soooo hard. Though the scrubs on option #5 was pretty cute.

Which one did you opt for?

I am doing good and the family is okay...we are all adjusting.

NJaney said...

I'll take any old trunk monkey -

But I do need to know what 'corning' is...

Malationman said...

Trunk Monkey Rules. I hear he can earn you extra money on-line too, like $900 bucks!

Thanks for the stopping by and leaving a comment.

Becca said...

I'll take trunk monkey! He can make me 900.00 a month secret shopping! :-) LOL!


Alicia said...

LMFAO!! I would DEFINITELY choose #3!!! Those are HILARIOUS!!

HUGS!! :)

mannyed said...

Congrats on your new car! Sucks about your dearly departed one. Just glad that you are okay.

Those videos were hilarious!! It's a toss up for #2 and #3. I kinda like the fact that the trunk monkey is capable of rounding up kids to wash my car...

mandolyn said...

Trunk monkey. All the way.

Congrats on your new-to-you purchase! I hope you become BFFs in no time at all.

Happy weekend! (I realize it's only just past three on Friday, but my mind has already checked out for the weekend)


R said...

#4 -- Since Steve had his car stolen a couple of years ago, that is utmost on my mind.

What color is the new car? Can you show us pictures??

Sorry to hear about the silver bullet though. At least you don't have to worry about cleaning out that orange that was rolling around under the seat. Was it an orange? I remember something was rolling around under there awhile back.


kilowatthour said...

totally #5. no WAY am i talking my husband through delivery, if it comes to that.

kay said...

Um, yeah. None of those. I have my OWN trunk monkeys, remember? (I didn't have kids for nothin', you know!)

I just say the word, and they're on troublemakers like white on rice.

I could let you borrow them, I suppose. A word of caution: they eat like hired hands.

Glad you're back on the road. How're the burns?

daisyheadmaisey said...

hi my frein jen i wrekd my bike but i not hurt ant em puT my seet back onanD uncle wilber he fix my horn my frein magic shE say nise things bout me she my best frein in hole world love daisy

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're okay.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're okay.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea why that comment posted twice.

Anonymous said...

You lost the Silver Bullet? I'm so crushed!
I think I'd take option #4- revenge is very satisfying.

Jen said...

A couple of years ago I bought a new Mazda Tribute. I had owned it for about a month and it had a total of 800 miles on it when a 74 year old woman decided to fall asleep at the wheel and rear end me going 45 miles per hour. I was at a stop light and she hit me so hard that she hurled me into the car in front of me who was also waiting for the light to turn green. Luckily, all of us were okay, my car? Yeah, not so okay, completely totaled from the behind, the frame was so jacked up you couldn't even tell what kind of a car it was. Luckily her insurance agent made it out alive as well after he tried to screw me out of another new car, he obviously didn't know that I don't take bullshit lightly. He learned though and gave me my money. Car accidents suck! (Glad you're okay!)

Anonymous said...

Hey I have a Sunfire and love it. Hope you two enjoy your time together. Glad you weren't hurt. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Ok so I'm anonymous, geesh, I have the worse time trying to sign in on Blogger. Enjoy your new car.