It was the day after a snowfall a week ago. Leon drove on Old County Road a short distance from our house. It was 30 degrees and the shade covered the path he found himself on when his tires landed on an icy spot. His ten year old used car twirled and hit a telephone pole - totaling the vehicle. The air bags came flying out! People all over the place stopped offering a helping hand. "I'll call 911" and "I'll get the ambulance" were words that swirled in Leon's head. "NO" he said. "I'm alright". I was at the doctor's office with the cell phone turned off so he called his friend, Jon, who came immediately to drive him home. A cop called his friend, the tow truck driver, who was there in minutes as opposed to hours. They took it to a storage area.
Finding a used car that won't cost so much is a difficult task. This car - year 2018 - was chosen as a replacement with only 45,000 miles seemed to meet Leon's needs. It looked like a mustard colored one that was spread on a sandwich. But if that is what he wanted, so be it. He got all the finances handled. Now trying to find someone to bring it to the house from Massachusetts. We made all the arrangements. The next day arrived. They called us and heard the words, "we sold it". Someone came in and paid for it so we let it go". WHAT?
All that work for nothing.
The next choice a 2018! We sent $500 in for them to hold it. But after thinking about the 68,000 miles on it and rails on the top the car were not exactly what Leon had in mind. We called the dealership telling them we decided against purchasing the car. They refunded the deposit.
Here's the latest and final choice. A 2018 KIA only having 42,000 miles on it, one owner traded it in - all maintenance kept up. It even has a trailer hitch, plus they will deliver to Rockport for us. We took off for Boston today to sign papers and took a look at it, sitting amongst the new Mazdas. I asked "where are the Miatas"? The kid told us they order them if someone wants one because
they are not fast selling autos as drivability is questionable over the winter months.
You never know what life throws at you. Choices are somehow made after much deliberation and changing of minds. I see it as making life exciting and I love the color RED! Stay tuned - we will keep you posted if it was right decision.