Turns out the driver who hit me at the end of November wasn’t insured.
But that’s why you get your own insurance, to take care of things like that.
As I wait for my insurance to finally come through (they’re usually really good – guess they’re all just gone during the holidays…), good luck came through again.
While looking for a new car (and by “new” I of course mean “not new”) I’ve been checking ebay, autotrader, Kelly bluebook, etc.
And I was flabbergasted by how much the cars were! What happened to all those stories of people who got pretty good cars (aka: it got them from point A to point B) for under $1000?! It didn’t seem like it was going to be possible!
Then my mom heard about a teacher at school who was selling his car. A 2000 Oldsmobile. 150,000 miles. $750.
My parents tried it, they liked it.
The best thing about it? (And why couldn’t I try it?)
It’s a stickshift.
Why am I so excited?
One of my life goals: learn to drive a stick.
When did this become a really important life goal?
When I tried to rent cars in Greece, and we couldn’t because none of us drove a manual. Ooph.
I’m definitely a “things happen for a reason” person. So while I lost my first car, I gain another. And an added plus: new skills.
Tomorrow I learn how to drive a stick.
Tomorrow you might want to stay off the roads…