Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another post regarding my car


  • Flat Tire

  • Fixed Car

  • When it died

  • Along w/ these posts on Visions of Ypsi, there were also a couple some rather faithful readers might remember on Lesh Lush. That blog's defunct status makes it impossible to link to those posts, but I'm sure you can reconstruct them in you mind's eye. That said, here's the new info... possibly the final post about that car ever (there might be an update once I get a little more info.)

    I saw my Dad this afternoon, his last afternoon in the hospital before moving to a rehab center in Canton tomorrow. I brought Solstice & Aiden & met up w/ Elizabeth who is taking them to the Tigers' game tonight so we all had a nice visit & then I was heading to the grocery store on my way home. I was heading West on Ford Rd in Westland about 1/2 way between Venoy & Wayne when the guy in the pick-up in front of me stopped @ a red light. I proceeded to hit the brakes, but the pedal went all the way to the floor w/o slowing in the least... until I made contact w/ his rear bumper (& tailgate). We got that car in August of 2002. This was only the 2nd accident (the first you may remember occurred on Michigan Ave West of Clinton in the Irish Hills when Stephanie got her neck injury). It was a good car. I always liked the way it handled... and other than the fact that I used to prefer a manual transmission, this was my favorite car that I've ever owned. Perhaps now I can get the '68 Yellow Corvette Stingray I've always wanted.
    Let's all mourn the Escape together.

    11 comments:

    daye said...

    Now whenever I see giant tonka trucks on the road I won't crane to see if your stickers are there...sad...it was iconic...

    Andre said...

    I'm very sad.

    You guys shouldd join the fantasy league.

    peltierinator said...

    Sucks, at least your ok. you should get a station wagon with fake wood on the side.

    dan said...

    I ain't counting it out. Although simulated wood paneling is sweet!

    Mr. Jamie Farr said...

    Please remove my picture from your website. I don't appreciate my likeness being used without my permission. Failure to comply with this request will result in legal action against the purveyors of this site.

    peltierinator said...

    You could have a family truckster

    Anonymous said...

    Dude. That sucks!

    jason said...

    I found your next car!

    http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/1285176217.html

    You've only been cutting glass since 2004? Dude, I've been glass cutting since like 1980.

    Andre said...

    My blogs have been... not me. I have no idea when I personally started.

    Andre said...

    Whatever that link went to has been taken down... it must have been good.

    jason said...

    Someone was selling an A-Team look-a-like van.