|MMMM, everything tastes better at the farm.|
So that afternoon we set off along the winding country roads to find the Chapel.
|It is difficult to see from this picture, but the ditch was quite deep, and we landed precariously close to rolling over in it. By the time we took this picture, we had moved the car forward a few feet so we could access the back of the car and assess damage.|
|The other car was a Caddy, and it was a crumpled mess. The nose of this car went under our rear bumper.|
|The outside of our car didn't look bad, We had one broken reflector light, a dropping muffler, and scratches on the bumper, but we couldn't see other damage until we opened the back door.|
|The underside was a crumpled mess, and the muffler was dragging down on the road.|
|We found a bungee cord and lifted the muffler up off the road so we could limp back to the farmhouse, as we weren't far away when the accident happened.|
Early the next morning a tow truck arrive at the farmhouse, and our little car was placed on the truck-bed for the long trip down to Peterborough.
|All set and ready to go. We rode down to Peterborough in the cab of the truck so we could pick up a rental car. It was a rather bumpy ride, but the driver was a very pleasant fellow, and he made the ride enjoyable with all his stories.|
After a very long and wearying day spent in the car repair shop, car rental place, and walk-in clinic, we arrived back at the farmhouse around suppertime on Friday, with a rental vehicle that looked much like our car. It wasn't as roomy though, and the ride just wasn't the same as a Honda.
|Jeep Patriot, our rental car.|
Thanksgiving weekend was fast approaching, and we wanted to be home to share the festivities with family, but all our plans had to be put on hold. We made a trip down to Peterborough to visit family on Monday, and make a stop at the car repair place to inquire about the car. We then got the bad news that our car was a write-off, and we had to start the process of making claims with the insurance company and begin looking for a replacement vehicle. Groan!
We returned to the farmhouse, packed up what we could, and set off for home the next day. We have been on a merry-go-round of insurance claims, new car searches, doctor's appts and myriad other things related to the accident ever since.
I am happy to report that we had a nice Thanksgiving weekend with family when we returned home, and we are now about to get off the merry-go-round, as we got a payout figure for our old car on Friday, and we found the perfect replacement car - another CRV - on Saturday. We pick it up next Friday when we return the rental car. I start physio this week for my neck and back pain, so we are moving forward.