Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Entering the box

I have a confession to make. I really like the replacement car that the insurance company has provided for us while we wait for the paperwork to go through and for our damaged car to be inspected.

All three car seats easily fit in the back, the radio works so we can rock out to They Might Be Giants as I drive along, and it's so pretty and shiny. The car only has 800-odd miles on the clock. I've never driven a brand-new car before! It's really exciting.

So even though I should be walking, especially now that the weather is nice and I really need to get my butt back into running again, I'm planning on driving down the road to pick up Eldest Child from nursery school.

I'm also hoping that we'll still have the car at the end of the month, when my mom wants me to visit her with the kids for a week. It's a 3 hour drive, and wouldn't it be nice to drive in luxury? You know it.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Crash! Bam! And then silence.

Monday morning, I was rear-ended as I was waiting to turn into our road. I was literally 100 metres from home, and got in a car wreck! Luckily, the kids are okay, but I've got whiplash, and the car is an insurance write-off.

We're getting a replacement car today, so that's good. I can't drive for a few more days though, since I'm so sore. I'm also a bit nervous about driving again! The kids' car seats will all have to be replaced as well.

What a nuisance! Apparently the lady braked in time, but the road was slippery and she couldn't stop.

I just hope it all gets resolved quickly and easily. And I really hope that the pains in my back, shoulders and neck go away. Here's hoping!