Wednesday, September 21, 2011

my car + a double whammy

So last week we paid my car off.. woo hoo! Awesome feeling :) Anyway, I felt compelled to share a couple stories of what my car has been through... at the expense of my amazing family members :) So please, enjoy!
(Pretty sure my car hasn't been washed for a couple months, oops!)
Over 3 years ago my parents went on a cruise for their 25th anniversary. They left my younger brother home alone but asked if Eric and I would stop in to check on him. We stopped by the night they left, and pulled into the drive way because who would need to get out of the garage? Well my little brother had to run an errand and decided to take my dad's car. (Side note: someone ran into the back of my dad's car a couple weeks before this and he'd just had the back bumper replaced. Brand new bumper.) All the sudden my little brother ran into the house, swearing in a panic, telling me he'd just backed into my car. You've got to be kidding me. Sure enough, my car had missing paint and an ugly dent for proof. My dad's car looked even better, that brand new bumper had a hole torn into it. Yes, I just said a HOLE! I have no pictures for proof, but I promise it happened. And I promise I wanted to kill the brother. Alas, insurance saved the day and fixed both of our cars.
This isn't my dad's car, but I had to show a picture of the type of car he had to make the story more tragic. I think the Infiniti G35 is so pretty. And my dad loved it and was so careful with it :)

Last summer we dropped by my parents home for a few minutes. We pulled into the drive way because we were sure no one would be leaving before us. Turns out, my dad had to go run a quick errand. He wasn't gone very long at all before we heard him come back inside the house. "Courtney, I just backed into your car." Deja-freakin-vu. You've got to be kidding me. We go outside and sure enough! The same dent was put back in my bumper, and more paint was scraped off. I have to admit... we all shed a tear or two over this one. You see, my dad had upgraded by this point. And this beauty's paint was all over my car...
My dad's new car and the drive way that no one should ever park in.
We all felt sorta sick to our stomach's about this one. Poor pretty car. And, as if my car hadn't been through enough drama the first time around!
Even though my family has taken their turns abusing my car, it has been so good to me! I'm grateful to own such a great, trustworthy car. And I shall never ever park in my parents drive way again. You'd be wise to do the same :) 

 P.S. Dad, Derrick, and all other family members, I'd really appreciate it if you'd learn to look behind you BEFORE backing out. Preferably before I have children ;)

38 comments:

Liz said...

Oh my goodness! What a good sense of humor you have about this! And isn't it a great feeling when you finally own it!

Megan said...

ha ha that's hilarous! Maybe just the MEN in your family can't drive :)

meme-and-he said...

haha loved this post. congrats on getting it paid off! What a great feeling!

Janine van Staden said...

hahaha! :) loved this! really funny! Sure enough, I'd as far away from the driveway as I possibly can! :)

Rissy said...

hahah oh my goodness Courtney! I will never park behind someone's garage EVER again... seriously!
What bad luck!

However, no longer having a car payment has to be such a blessing!

Pamela said...

YAY for getting it paid off!! That's awesome! :) I still have 2-3 years before mine is paid off, ugh! I love the comment at the end, about them looking behind especially when you do have children! haha!

Bon Bon said...

Haha! Craziness. They were so consumed with love for their cars, that they didn't notice anyone else parked around them:-) xoxo

Seth + Carlie said...

Wow! That is kind of funny that it happened twice! You seem to have a great attitude about it happening though! And congrats on paying off your car!

Sarah said...

Paying off a car is the best feeling ever. Um and can I have your dad's car? Thanks. =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Karm said...

haha oh no! Poor Courtney. Well at least you paid your car off!! That is what I want to do too.. soon. soon. Nice cars by the way (:

Café Moka said...

Yay for having your car paid off!!!
My boyfriend owns a Infinity G35 coupé and he is also so careful with it! I can't even drive it haha!

Shalyn said...

OH MYLANTA, Courtney! That is craziness, ha! So glad you can joke about it now- at least it was your dads fault the second time!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness! But what a good car you have for last such a long time! Glad its been good to you - and I'm sure you're glad its paid off!

C.Curley said...

Oh no!! haha! That's awful, but you just have to laugh! I left the garage of my parent's house in my mom's car once and backed over the neighbor's bicycle. Totally crunched it up! My dad was nice enough to buy the kid a new one for me!

Karen said...

Unbelievable that it happened TWICE!! Seriously, they know you are there, they HAVE to check behind them. Who doesn't look behind them when backing out?? (my brother did the same darn thing to my car at my parents house... crazy)

Emma Frances said...

Congratulations on paying off your car! That's awesome! I can't believe it has been backed up into twice!! That is funny and also sad. Haha. Love it!

Ashley said...

WOW! Congrats girl! Seriously, what a blessing! I CANNOT wait till the day I can say that too! Ugh! Lucky butt :) OMG! You gotta love your family haha

Jessie Szmanda said...

Ohhh my goodness! Your car has taken a beating!!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Thanks for your cute comment today, and DANG, your car HAS been beaten up. SAD!

clare said...

Oh no! It's crazy that the exact same thing happened twice. You have a fun blog and it's so real and heartfelt. :) My car will actually be paid off next month. I can't wait!

Kristen said...

Wowww, ha ha, I love the PS at the bottom of your post! Your cute little car has been through quite a lot hasn't it!
I hope your dad, nor your brother pulls out and still manages to somehow hit your car in the near future!

Ps, you have such a fun blog!

Chelsea said...

Hey Courtney? How do you be so cute!? This post is great. ha ha. I love your sense of humor.

Congrats on paying off your car! I bet that feels great.

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

bahaha, oh my gosh!! What are the chances of that happening twice, seriously!?

Your poor car, but oh my gosh, not the camaro!! Its so so pretty. :(

YAY for having it paid off though. Always THE best feeling.

Emily w/Amazing Grapes

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

ahh, i can't wait till i can have this same feeling of finally paying my car off! that overwhelming feeling of always knowing a next payment is coming up is getting to be too much!
xo TJ

http://mrtaylorandhislady.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

Deja-freakn-vu! Oh how I love my bloggy bestie... let me count thy ways!!! lol.... you are so flipn cute! We share the same luck my friend. My car has some stories, let me tell ya.

What a fabulous feeling having your car paid off! High~5 to you mama!!

Coco Draws said...

You're a great writer! :)

Amanda said...

Well that's quite the story of the car! Glad you paid it off! I can't wait for the day that I pay mine off :)

Mr. and Mrs. Volheim said...

This is TOO funny! I literally burst out laughing reading this and had to share the story with my husband.. poor cars!

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh, how crazy that both your dad and brother backed into your car in the same way! Your poor car. That's awesome that it's paid off now though... and seems to be going strong even after two traumatic injuries. ;)

P! said...

Hahaha- one time I rear-ended somebody and my car had to go to the shop. THE SAME DAY I got my car back from the shop, I rear-ended somebody else! Cars get beat up a lot with me, which is why I'm nervous when I drive my car that's fairly new. Congrats on paying off the car- that's fabulous! I can't wait for the day when I have mine paid off!!

Mrs. T said...

Hahah... oh my gosh!!!
My mom in law side swiped my car once... not fun!!

Ashley said...

YAY! Congrats to getting it all paid off!

Ariana said...

Hahaha I loved the part where you said "Preferably before kids" that's so true though...

And congratulations on paying your car off !! I bet it's a good feeling.

Heather said...

Omigoodness your poor car!! Thank goodness for insurance though!

Congrats on paying it off...I know it's such a relief, and I can't wait to pay mine off!

Megan said...

Hahahaha. Oh my gosh, your poor car!!!!!! Hooray for paying it off!

Clint Moore said...

Insurance to the rescue, heh heh! Getting scratches and dents on the car is never a fun thing. It's an unpleasant experience, plain and simple, since you can't just instantly get it fixed. Well, it does feel great to see the car after the repairs are done, as it feels brand new in some ways.

Mickey said...

It’s very frustrating indeed! Good thing that no one got hurt aside from the car! If you’re not going to park in your parents’ garage, then where do you plan to park? I think all of you should drive more carefully, and yes, “look behind you BEFORE backing out”. It’s is Driving 101, and should be observed at all times!

-Mickey Doshi

Delsie said...

Congratulations for paying your car off! I say what that’s an awesome feeling. I felt the same way when I was able to pay mine. Finally, you now OWN the car you’re driving and you don’t owe anyone anymore. You’ll also be happy to know that paying off a loan actually improves your credit score.


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