Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I was hoping for 300,000 miles...


Dang. My car got rearended today. I was stopped for traffic on the bridge when a truck came up behind me, hit me and pushed me into the trailer hitch of a pickup in front of me. Crunch.
You can't tell, but the hood is jammed shut and the trunk won't latch. I was able to drive it the few blocks home, but wouldn't trust it any farther than that (apart from it having no rear lights).

I wasn't hurt, nor was anybody else, including the cat on my lap. We were on the way to the follow-up vet visit, after last week's tooth extraction. Joe Fish is on my lap as I write this, relieved to be home.

I'd been hoping to get 300k miles (482803 km) on this car. I got 232247 (373765 km), which is still nothing to sneeze at. Toyota makes good cars--this 1992 Corolla has remarkably little rust and has been a great workhorse for the almost eight years I've owned it.

It does have a few muddy cat footprints on the hood, though. Or is this art?

7 comments:

Sean said...

I am glad you are not injured. Or yer cat.

PriscillaHowe said...

Wow--knowing how you feel about cats, that's big!

Sean said...

oh my, I would never want for intentional suffering of an animal. I just don't want to live with cats. LoL.

Liz said...

Yikes! so the old Toyota must be retired? What are you going to get? Oh, I'm also, of course, glad that you and himself are ok!

Deb said...

Man oh man oh man. Am I glad you're fine. And Joe Fish, too, who must have been a bit thrown by the events (so to speak). How's your neck/head? And to think we were talking about Priuses just the day before. Yowser. I hope you're ok, and am beaming white light to and around you.

Granny Sue said...

Darn, Priscilla. That was a good car. I'm glad you're okay--sometimes it takes a few days for the stoving-up to really be felt. Poor old cat--I hope he didn't blame you!

My car is at 224,000+ miles right now, and like you I'm hoping for 300k. She's a little snorter, these mountains don't bother her at all.

Let us know what you decide to get. I expect the rear-ender is buying?

PriscillaHowe said...

The replacement car will be a 1998 Honda Civic EX, in pristine condition. Look for pictures soon!