The following photo's will be upsetting to all FORD lovers...
For a day that was meant to end by being in Tauranga to attend a friend's sons 21st - we didn't make it past Taupo. After hubby and I enjoying a lovely lunch watching the world go by and the little P class yachts on the lake, we decided it was time to get back on the road... we were heading North out of Taupo and the silver car below decides to pull out of the Acacia Bay/Kinloch intersection (Poihipi Rd) straight into oncoming traffic to try and head south... we were in the fast lane accelerating up the hill, a car was next to us in the left lane, we see the silver car so hubby backs off the accelerator and starts breaking, the bloody silver car isn't even looking and keeps on driving out at about 40km, hubby tried to go into the left lane, though car right beside us, so we had absolutely no where to go except hard breaking and hoping an angel was watching over us, and then we smashed into her car...
So my beloved Ford which I've had for about 13 years, and has caused me no grief other that its usual maintenance is absolutely buggered. We are thankful no broken bones or shedding of blood. The lady who caused the crash was fine except for a small cut on her finger, and she has admitted complete fault both to us and the Police. The Police are charging her with careless driving.
We got driven back to Taupo with Policeman Steve, what a decent guy - so incredibly helpful. We had to hire a car, then phoned the birthday boy to say the day was over for us, and we decided to head back home to our girls.
Today we've woken with stiff necks and my right hand knuckles are sore where I must have whacked the dash, though all in all we are all good. This morning put the insurance wheels in motion, so hoping to have an outcome by the end of the week so we can then work out what on earth to do about replacing my car. Am so guttered as I had no intention of replacing her for a long time yet.
After already having 2 weeks of major appliances going through various stages of repair I think we've done our dash and good things must come our way soon.
Hope your weekend has been a better one :)