A few weeks ago I was in a car accident, thereby eliminating our now former Ford Escape from ownership. I was technically at fault because I was making a left at an uncontrolled stop (and therefore did not have the right of way), but I wasn't hurt; I was a bit achy the next day but gave myself the day off (which meant no homework or teaching prep), took some Aleve, drank tea, and read a book.
|The damage didn't look too bad, but the frame was damaged|
to the extent that the cost of repair would have been more
than the car was worth.
|Apparently the car door could fit in the trunk.|
|The damage was largely structural.|
In any case, this means we had to go buy another car; I wasn't keen on walking to work, which I technically could have done, but 3 miles with some heavy stuff is just not convenient (and I won't necessarily be teaching at the same campus
each semester). A few years ago we had bought a Toyota Yaris, a manual which got great gas mileage and which I drove because I was driving 60 miles round trip two or three times a week to get to a teaching job. I only taught there for two semesters, though, after which I began teaching much more closely to home - which meant Ed had the longer commute, so he
began driving the Yaris. So last weekend we bought a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE. And because I'm driving much less, it seemed only fair that Ed get to drive the shiny new Camry.
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