Yesterday our car was totaled. We haven't heard the official "totaled" verdict, but the entire front end of the car was pretty much gone. Well, it was there it was just a lot shorter and missing a body. We were driving home from the post office after resuming our mail since we'd been on vacation. We slowed down for a red light, but then it turned green so we went through it because that's the logical thing to do. I'm assuming the truck coming from the other direction had sped up to beat his yellow light and just not made it. Either way we entered the intersection and then the other guy entered the intersection about a second after us, Jeremy slammed on the brakes, and then the airbags came out (OUCH!) and our car was pretty much gone. The truck was fine because trucks are crazy amounts of durable and I'm thinking that'd be a good choice for our next vehicle because of that fact and I'm very glad the truck and its passengers were fine. They just have a big dent.
Luckily we're picking up our new Mini on Saturday! And we're both alive with only minor cuts and bruises and airbag burns (Once again, OUCH! The entire underside of my chin is one big burn!)! There's always a bright side. Right now we have a Cobalt rental car. Lame car. Can't wait for the Mini and we're very, very glad we decided on the S (sport!) version because being without a car with a little get-up-and-go is not something we enjoy. This Cobalt, while comfortable and quiet and great for a second car, is not good as an only car because it's boring.
Funny thing is, we cannot remember why we felt the need to buy a Mini back in October. We didn't need a second car. We just went to look at it and the deals they were having were really good and Jeremy has wanted a safer car for me to drive in the snow (Cobras and snow just don't mix) and those are the only reasons we can think of for why we decided to order it back in October. Not really "buy a second car" motives. Usually you have a need. But we're very glad right now that we did that. That was a blessing.
Art By Jay is back up! Arts Afire will be back up on Friday. I'm working on some new pieces and I just don't have it in me to put up the store yet. I'm kind of beat down right now. Our Disneyland Christmas vacation was fantastic and we had a wonderful time, but then we came home (which we were looking forward to because we'd been away for so long) and everything seemed to go wrong yesterday. I'm kind of still waiting for the other shoe to drop, but I really don't think there are any shoes left. I have the rest of the week off, I'm just going to relax and paint and not worry about promoting and all that time intensive stuff.
Here's to a new year! Hopefully it's better. :)
Later today: Our Disneyland Vacation and Item of the Day!!