Two Roads Diverged

Life is all about choices – so which choice is coming next?

Accident Update

on December 29, 2012

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.

Who doesn't love the dramatic glamor shots?

Who doesn’t love the dramatic glamor shots?

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…

18 responses to “Accident Update

  1. El Guapo says:

    I had a 91 Explorer stick that I finally got rid of about 6 years ago, and I still miss it every time I drive.
    Have fun with it, and don’t ride the clutch!!! (Seriously, they’re expensive.)

  2. Bill McCurry says:

    Driving a manual is a blast. Once you feel you have a handle on it, then off to San Francisco to drive on the hills! (But El Guapo is right–don’t ride the clutch.)

  3. I’m a manual girl – don’t think I go back to automatic now

  4. MissFourEyes says:

    I’m so happy for you! Good luck with the stick! Don’t make too many dirty jokes about it, and drive safe🙂

  5. mairedubhtx says:

    Glad you were able to get a car. And learn a valuable new skill set.

  6. twindaddy says:

    Its easy once you get the hang of it. Have fun!

  7. Lily says:

    That’s awesome luck! Good for you! I want to learn how to drive a stick too, but I’m too scared! I always thought I could be on that show, The Amazing Race except that I couldn’t drive a stick and that would probably be my downfall. Good luck!

  8. vyvacious says:

    Wow!! What a freaking STEAL!!

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