Last week I came back to this blog, saying there were some things that happened in December which kept me from blogging. Some good things, and I’ll be writing about that soon. One thing that was not so great was this:
December 14. We were on our way to Little J’s first band concert, on the tollway at 6:00 pm. There had been slow rain that day so some slickness. Traffic was slow, and then finally, a break.
Everyone picked up speed, but we were following at a safe distance from the Ford Edge in front of us. The Edge started slowing down, we started slowing down…the girl driving the Rav4 behind us did not slow down.
There was a carnival to the right of the tollway, and she said she just looked over for a few seconds and that’s when it all happened. She hit us and pushed us into the Edge
We were in my 2006 Ford Fusion that I loved! I had always bought neutral colored, basic cars, but soon after I turned 50 I bought a red car. Well, Ford called it Merlot, but whatever the color, it was the most comfortable, fancy car I had ever owned. The Edge and Rav4 were both higher than my Fusion, so we didn’t hit bumper to bumper. The Rav4 pushed in my trunk and the Edge pushed in the hood and inner workings of my car. Everyone was ok, some stiffness and soreness the next day, but the Fusion was totaled.
The girl (I say girl because she looked to be in her 20’s) took full blame for the wreck and her insurer, State Farm, was easy to work with. I got a rental car for the holidays so we were able to go to my brother’s for Christmas. I got the payment I wanted for my totaled Fusion and then we were a one car family for about 3 weeks, which is not impossible but not easy, in Houston. My brother just happens to be a car salesman – a good one. He works for Sewell Ford in Odessa. Sewell is a long-time Ford dealer and continues to be strong even in this economy. Check ‘em out if you are in West Texas and need a vehicle. And go here to see what they did for their company Christmas party. ANY-way, Brother recommended the 2006 Fusion to me (when I turned 50) and didn’t steer me wrong on that car. Steer. me. wrong. Get it??!! I looked at cars while I was there for Christmas, then flew to Odessa this past weekend and picked up this beauty:
Introducing my new best friend, the 2010 Ford Fusion Sport.
The 2010 Fusion is Motor Trend’s Car of the Year. Here are the things I love about it: Sync (can talk handsfree on my cellphone, stream music from my cellphone, conduct car maintenance checkups, to mention a few Sync features) 6 CD player, 12 Sony surround-sound speakers, USB port to play mp3’s from flashdrive, Sirius radio, illuminated easy-to-read dash, spacious trunk, very comfortable leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel.
By the way, Ford does not know me, they don’t know of me or this blog, they don’t know I bought a Fusion Sport (maybe their computer knows), I was in no way asked to write this blog entry and am getting no compensation for writing it. Same goes for Sewell Ford. Well, I’m just known as The Big Sister there and I don’t think my brother even reads my blog, so I can safely say that I’m not being compensated for writing this love letter to my new car.