Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Later" Ended Up Being TOO LATE!!!!

I decided the other afternoon to head out with Lilley-Kate after school... which meant we probably wouldn't be back before Michael got home from work...


Well... we weren't home yet... so Michael parked on the street (which allowed me to just pull into the driveway upon our return)...


I noticed when I turned the corner that Michael was parked DIRECTLY ACROSS from our neighbors (across the street) driveway (the driveways are "offset", so none are DIRECTLY across from each other) and thought to myself... "Oh... that could be problem"... so when we pulled in I beeped the horn... Michael came out to meet us in the driveway... I mentioned to him to pull the car into the driveway and he said "I'll do it LATER after dinner... it's almost ready"... Hmmmmmm... I mean WHAT could happen in the next 30 minutes right???....



Well... THIS is what happened...





Our neighbor's Father-in-Law had stopped by and pulled into THEIR driveway... while backing out... he hit Michael's car (which use to be MINE)... we were eating dinner and there was a knock at the back door... when Michael answered it and I heard our neighbor say "Well... we're 2 for 2" I knew IMMEDIATELY what had happened...



A couple years ago... our neighbor had parked across from OUR DRIVEWAY... Nick backed out and ended up hitting THEIR car!


Insurance information was gotten from neighbor's Father in Law... we got a few estimates...
We have had the car since 1993... and (I) have LOVED it (although now that it is the "MANWAGON" I just wanna CRY)... over 270,000 miles and counting... OH... and a big BOOBOO on the back passenger door...



3 comments:

* said...

*sigh*.....*sigh*.....siiigghh

Jenn said...

oh man...that's crazy! We park on the street all the time..YIKES! Of course Paul's car is so ghetto it doesn't even have a rear view mirror anymore and there is a chunk missing out of the windshield so it probably could take the hit :)

Jenn

Peggy said...

That happened to me, too! Only it was a Mercedes. New. Just the (what, 2 mph?!) driveway rollback bumper repair on my Toyota was almost $2,000. Evidently they are only one-use bumpers and have to be replaced after impact. I shudder to think about her car. Thank goodness for insurance! She was nice about it, but never parked on the street again...