Monday, January 25, 2010

Because You Just Can't Make This Crap Up

I interrupt my usual "Weekend Wrap-Up" to bring you this:



Oh, in case you're wondering, that is my minivan. Or WAS. You know, before it was smashed by a tree at 9:30 am this morning during a fluke windstorm. But don't worry. It could have been worse. Since the tree first hit the DREAM HOUSE we've saved our entire adult lives for, the car was only THIS smashed. The roof, siding, gutters, and trim took the rest. But that's okay. I mean, we've lived in the house a whole 6 weeks.... something was BOUND to happen!

It's probably a good thing. This minivan has been the root of much trouble. Three accidents in less than 3 weeks. Over $2,000 in damage that was just repaired a few months ago. Then after that we blow out a tire 100 miles from home with a car full of kids at 8:00 pm New Years Day. But, you know, we spent several hundred dollars to replace the tire a mere 3 weeks ago so it looked REALLY good when the car was totalled. The car was able to have one last hurrah though before its demise. This past Friday my husband side swiped a parked Volvo and now we're paying out another grand to the poor people who dared get in our WAY. This car is EVIL incarnate!!

You know, the past 6 months have been really weird at best. I think it's probably better to say goodbye to our 14 month young Honda Odyssey. It's been like the freakin' Tiki Idol on that Brady Bunch Goes To Hawaii episode... you know, when Peter wakes up with the Tarantula on him and then Greg wipes out surfing (cue the freaky music). That CAR is our Tiki Idol. It must be returned to the "Burial Grounds" of its forefathers. Or... whatever.

I'm goin' to bed. It's been a long day.

19 comments:

Maggie May said...

oh my gosh!! i'm so glad you are all ok. sounds like it's good riddance ;)

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Sunday said...

Good Gunga-Munga that looks bad.
Thank God you and the kids weren't in the car at the time.
So, on the bright side you are going to get a new car...I'm guessing you are going to steer clear of the Honda "Tiki Idol" Odyssey, huh?

Queenbuv3 said...

OMG! So sorry about the house and car! I hope your next car has good mojo : )

tiffrutherf said...

Wow can you say "Christine"? Was Stephen King's name anywhere on your Car Fax report?? Id throw some holy water on this sucker and R-U-N-N-N!!

Jacquie said...

Can't you sometimes see yourself as "Lieutenant Dan" in Forrest Gump. When he's in the middle of the storm screaming, shaking his fist, and challenging god to come on and show me your worst.
I resist this temptation..... I'm not sure I could handle his best...

michelle said...

Oh. my. god. Are you hanging from the loose gutter by your fingernails? This kind of stuff puts me over the edge.

Don't let go...

So glad no one was hurt. The universe is abundant

mommy~dearest said...

Wow. That totally sounds like my life! Yeah, do away with the tiki. Leave it downtown with a six-pack of beer on the front seat, with the keys in the ignition.

cathy k. said...

LOVE the Brady Bunch reference. Can hear the music they played each time they showed the tiki in my head. At least you still have your sense of humor! Can only get better.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Oh, my hell of God!

Cinda said...

Yiiiiiikes. I am glad you weren't in it. Take care!! Good night!

Julia Slike said...

no way!someone with worse bad luck than us!!!!

blackknightsbrood said...

What can you do with days like this?

Grab the camera and write it all down.

I SO remember that Brady episode with the tarantula. I may have lived the rest of my life without recalling it. Thanks for the flashback. (But sorry about your car!)

Corrie Howe said...

Maybe with the mini-van goes all the bad luck?

One can hope, right?

Tina said...

OH NO! Don't say this... I can NOT bee-lieve this. I'm sorry. This is one of those times when really all you can say is sh*t, sh*t, sh*t.

Alicia (aka Dr. Mom) said...

Thanks for the support everyone!!! It definately was a sh*t sh*t sh*t (and a multitude of other explicatives) day. Ugh! But, it could have been waaaaay worse.

Beth L. Gainer said...

WOW. Disaster just seems to follow your vehicles!! Thank goodness nobody's been hurt. Is there a saying, "Four's a charm"?

Elizabeth said...

Good God. At first, when I saw the photo I thought how did I miss this post. Now I know why. That's some weird energy around that vehicle. Good riddance. I'm glad you're all right and onward...

Alicia (aka Dr. Mom) said...

@Beth - right now I'm hoping for 23 is a charm!! LOL!

Thank you everyone!!!!

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