Sunday, 2 August 2009

Day 10 - Saturday 1st August 2009

I heard H go out the front door at about 7am and then a few minutes later, knock on the door. I gave a sigh and began dragging myself out of bed, when I heard the front door open and him call out "Di get dressed, come and look at the car, someone's smashed right into it." I threw a top on over my pyjamas and went to look. He was right. Someone had smashed right into it.

A few years ago we paid a lot of money for a decent car. About a year down the line, the head gasket went. We paid to have it mended. Then something else went wrong, then something else, then something else. We bit the bullet and got rid of it and ended up having a lot of cheap'ish cars that we looked after as best we could. Finally , last year, we bought my father in laws car from him. Low mileage, well looked after. A fair bit of money. A few months ago, the head gasket started to go. We paid someone to put a new one in, but it didn't do the trick, so we said "you know what...we both work hard, lets treat ourselves and buy a new car." So we paid a lot of money to buy a 3 year old car. This is it. We just don't seem to have any luck with cars.

On a positive note though, three separate people have knocked on our door and told us the registration of the car that did it (10.30pm on Friday night) that didn't bother to stop and where they live. Needless to say, I've passed the information on to the police. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness. It's one thing to have an accident but to just leave the scene and not report it is appalling. I hope you catch the blighter who did it.

    Like you say, cars are not cheap and i love my car so i'm very careful with it. I try not to park next to anyone else in car parks and passengers are not allowed to eat, drink, smoke or touch anything in my car! A bit harsh i know but i don't want it messed with! Dispite my best efforts, a few months ago my Husband said 'you've scratched your car!' No I haven't, i don't go around SCRATCHING MY OWN CAR!'. It was a relatively minor scratch and i had a mechanic friend make it pretty again but it's such a shame that people have such little regard for other peoples property!

    Anyway, best of luck with the car. Hope you get it all sorted out quickly.
    Take care