My Video Game on Wheels... is Gone Forever!
She was Special and now she is gone!
In 2007, we had saved for 5 years and we got my Dream Car. She was a 2007 Prius and she had everything on her I wanted. If she had a name it was:
My Video Game on Wheels
She was essentially a gift from my husband; he is still driving a 1992 Toyota pickup. The day we got her was as important to me as an anniversary. It was July 23, 2007. I had even saved the window sticker listing the accessories she came with. Every fill-up I tracked the miles per gallon ...and competed with myself for a better score.
I always laughed when people would walk out in front of us without even looking up. (The Electric Motor made NO sound!) My granddaughter and I would joke about "sneaking up behind them and honking!!!" (But we never actually did it :-) )
I am grateful that no one was hurt in the accident. And I am angry that someone was in so much of a hurry to get across the street that they could not take the time to stop and think about the consequences. I am sad that something we worked so hard for and treasured and babied was gone in a flash.
I am irritated that we had to do paperwork and negotiations and research to get back to where we were. And I am grateful that the insurance made everything as right as they could.
We found a sweet Pearl Blue 2006 Prius that has been loved and protected. She will never replace my Video Game on Wheels totally but I am sure she will become Special to Me in her own way.
My Intense Sadness over the loss of this car surprises me. It really is as if I have lost a Close Friend, a Good Buddy!