Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

December 23, 2016

Just Before Christmas!

My really nice Kia Sportage which I was planning on driving for the next 5 years, took a hit on December 18. I was crossing Hwy 43 on a green light when a fellow turned in front of me and hit me pretty hard. The picture is a little blurry due to poor light and me using my phone camera. The hood is still straight, but everything beneath at the front was displaced, meaning a bent frame and a write off of the vehicle. The car was moved back and over about 6 feet. I was impressed how well the car took the hit. I had a bruised shoulder and ended up in the hospital briefly to get my blood pressure down to normal. It was pretty high. There was a lady and her unborn baby killed at the same spot about 3 weeks ago, and another collision there about 2 hours after mine. As I told the officers, "It could have been a lot worse and at 40 below to boot" Now it's waiting for the insurance folks to do their thing.

On the 22nd, I discovered this little beauty as a replacement. Elaine and I took it to Edmonton today, and it handles like a dream! It's a Kia Soul, second hand but in a price range we think we can afford. We hope the insurance folks are reasonable! 

So ends 58 years of driving without an accident! Fortunately, the other folks were not hurt, but were 100% at fault. So, no rise in premiums, no deductible, and nobody hurt.

Merry Christmas everybody! 


peihome said...

Oh Ian, I’m so glad you weren’t hurt. It’s still an awful shock, though. Hope insurance is reasonable and there are no lingering after-effects.
Blessings on you both, have a lovely Christmas. And avoid that intersection! :)

Alica said...

I'm sure glad you're ok! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Lisa Smith said...

I just tried to post a comment and it disappeared, saying "Error 400" on my screen. . . . I'll try this again:

I've been absent for too long due to some health issues. For some reason, this morning I checked my email and saw yours. I am very sorry to hear of your accident on what sounds like a dangerous intersection. Thank goodness your car protected you as well as it did.

Congratulations on your KIA Soul. It is a very handsome color, to be sure.
Wishing you and Elaine a safe, healthy and happy holiday!

4RRanch said...

Blessings to you and your family this Christmas.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Well at least you were not hurt, and the replacement car looks nice

Crystal Mary said...

What a lovely little car Ian. Happy Blessed Christmas to you and your family.

Mrs Shoes said...

How lucky you weren't hurt! Those little Kia Souls are a comfortable ride.
Merry Christmas to you & yours from the 4Shoes!

If you get a chance to stop by Life at the 4Shoes during the holidays ) I really hope that you will consider sharing the video (Facebook, etc) that I've posted about Kaydance, who was abducted in May of this year. You never know which plea will be the one that helps this tortured family reunite.