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Old 05-13-2004, 02:30 AM   #1
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I Knew it...

Hi ALL....
Hope U R ALL keepin fine...( U best B )....
....Jus a quick line or 3...Bad day Y / Day...abt 300 yards from My home, a guy decided NOT to STOP & GIVE way 2 Me...Naturaly I swerved 2 MISS him, ( As one DOES )...he decided 2 counter swerve the other way...WRONG, his front centre hit the corner of My front wing....& OUCH...YES it smarts His car is totaled....all the front smashed right up 2 the Engine...it is abt 12 yrs old, so past it's crashability strength, ( NO disrespect 2 OLDER vehicles meant in ANY way whatsoever )...BUT being a FORD, made 4 the UK...say NO-MORE....
I hope 2 put on pics of My car later, it DON'T look 2 bad...at FIRST...but it WILL need a new front end, + there IS always the HIDDEN damage that appears after stripdown...SO I hope the insurance WILL cough up...I DO NOT want 2 LOSE My car, as it IS quite RARE, being a GHIA top spec:, Now I KN it's ONLY a piece of METAL after all, NO-one was hurt & all that Jazz....but 2 get another one the SAME...well let's say it's as likely as HENS growing teeth...LOL...I want it repaired, but if the Insurance Guy says NO...well I want a GOOD price 4 it, Luckily I R FULLY insured, I get a loan car...also I banged My hand on the dashboard, & the little LCD display on My radio broke...I'm wonderin if that will B covered by the insurance...Mmmm...
The Police came, & checked out all our papers, Luckily WE BOTH legal...& I jus got a full years MOT on My car only abt a month ago...
It realy knocks U bk a bit...But not 2 worry..All will get sorted...it's jus WHEN...Well I gotta start makin phone calls, then go 2 the Doc's 4 a check-up...Realy do without it...2 say I'm a little upset is an understatement...I'm mad as a bald monkey...I don't need the AGGRO then agn, WHO DOES Grrrr
I'll put the pics on later, when I calmed down, & stopped shakin...
My D/W IS realy MAD...if WE lose the car...we LOSE all our DISNEY stickers....WE R plannin 2 visit FL: in Nov: '05, so we CAN replace them...What a shame...D/W's proud of those decals....GRRRRrrrrrr.......
Catch U later...Whatever U do 2day, DO it SAFELY...Chris.....
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Old 05-13-2004, 04:09 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your accident..
At least you are okay~!
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Old 05-13-2004, 08:43 AM   #3
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Thank's Vern...

Hi Vern...
Hope U doin better than I R...LOL, got a Mother of headaches now, So gotta go bk 'an C the Doctor in a few hours time, sounds like whiplash....I've taken a few pain killers...but they won't shift it...
The insurance people have arranged 4 Me 2 have My car taken away 2 B assesed... & are bringing a hire vehicle 4 Me...
My Mate over the fence, who's Father-in-law Repairs cars...says it don't look 2 Bad....but on closer inspection under the bonnet, the Drive shaft & suppension R out of line..... so I hope it don't mean I lose her, still there R a lot of cars out there, but SADLY not the same as Ours, kinda strange, it's almost as if it's ONE of the Family....
Our LISA was in tears last night...She LOVES her " POP'S " Car, she named Her "" OLLIE "", as the colour is dark green, She too has used gallons of - Elbow Grease - washing it...
However...things will B sorted, I'll keep U posted...& I've taken some pics...& D/D will will put them on later....Meantime take CARE...Chris.....
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Old 05-13-2004, 11:10 AM   #4
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So sorry to hear of your accident. Hope you turn out to be not too badly injured. Take care of yourself!
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Old 05-13-2004, 12:26 PM   #5
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Hi Edie...
Very NICE 2 hear frm U, fanx 4 the kind words & thoughts....Hope U R well, & Brett 2....
I Jus got bk from the Doc's...He say's I HAVE 2 have a BRAIN 2 damage in the first place...LOL....Cupid-Quack...Hee hee...
Well very sad at the moment, My Loan car has jus arrived, & taken My " Ollie " away.....I have 2 fone the garage 2morrow afternoon 2 find out if it repair or loss...The Guy says it looks like a loss, due 2 the movement of parts in the engine bay & underneath...I pretty upset now, My D/W is pullin her hair out...
My last car was with us 7 1/2 years...I tend 2 look after them...& I've Jus got it how I want it...always the case tho I guess, But at the end of the day, it IS only a piece of metal, NO-ONE was hurt...only our feelings...Oh yea...I only changed the OIL 'n FILTER on SUNDAY...LOL. ...Chris.....
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I hate to read stuff like this...glad no one was injured.
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Old 05-13-2004, 09:48 PM   #7
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Hi Edie...
Very NICE 2 hear frm U, fanx 4 the kind words & thoughts....Hope U R well, & Brett 2....
I Jus got bk from the Doc's...He say's I HAVE 2 have a BRAIN 2 damage in the first place...LOL....Cupid-Quack...Hee hee...
Well very sad at the moment, My Loan car has jus arrived, & taken My " Ollie " away.....I have 2 fone the garage 2morrow afternoon 2 find out if it repair or loss...The Guy says it looks like a loss, due 2 the movement of parts in the engine bay & underneath...I pretty upset now, My D/W is pullin her hair out...
My last car was with us 7 1/2 years...I tend 2 look after them...& I've Jus got it how I want it...always the case tho I guess, But at the end of the day, it IS only a piece of metal, NO-ONE was hurt...only our feelings...Oh yea...I only changed the OIL 'n FILTER on SUNDAY...LOL. ...Chris.....
Chris, after all that time, they seem like a family member, it's almost like losing one when you have to get another.
I have a broken light on the fender of my truck, I don't fix it because then something else would happen to it...Hope you don't wind up with any permanent health issues because of this, and remember next time to zig instead of zag.
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Old 05-14-2004, 12:47 AM   #8
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Rubbish...

Hi ALL...
Many, Many thanks 2 U ALL, who expressed Yr views on My bad luck, U kn some things in live R jus here 2 test US...& Bou 'o Boy,,,DO THEY...Grrr...
The Loan car I got IS very nice...a Newer version of MINE...But it jus NOT the same...it's rather TINNY, NOISEY...a LOT faster....& the inside is all kinda false, plasticy...the seat is lumpy, very uncomfortable indeed, I'm glad I don't have 2 put the miles behind Me, like U Guys do bk there over-the-pond...It'll B bk in2 the HIRE yard as fast as U can say FLORIDA...Guess I need a Vacation sooner than '05...
Still gotta sore head tho...I think I may go bk & C another Quack...as MIne don't kn his ass-fron-his-elbow...Excuse My sayin...I was wondering if I were deformed or something, when he started checkin Me over...OK Guys....Who else has got 3 ARMS...he says ROLL-UP-YR-SLEEVES...I did, then he says the OTHER ONE....SORRY DOC...I jus like U...I ONLY GOT T W O ...( Or does He kn something I DON'T KN...or what...kinda scarey here Guys....Who IS this DOC...Doctor WHO ! ! ! ....)
Well Gotta go 4 now...Read U later...AGN...FANX 4 Yr kind readings, & Terry....DON'T fix IT...U could B on2 something there...LOL...Chris.....
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Old 05-25-2004, 12:50 PM   #9
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Hello Everyone...
What a day, Oh ! what a day....My Insurance co: rang Me 2day, & made an offer on our car...£2000...well as it was only worth abt £2350....I have accepted it...Grrr..., I jus hope I R able 2 replace with the exact model...Good news is, there IS one out there with My name on it...I jus have 2B pointed in the right direction....
The Vehicle examiner stated that 'cos My car WAS in VGC...it warrented the MAX pay out premium...So our " OLLIE " is off 2 b crushed...Gosh it sounds so awful, like losin a family member, so final...I was unable 2 make a bid 2 re buy Her, as it could end up bk on the roads...& that would be a bad thing...due 2 the amount of HIDDEN damage...It shocked Me 2...lookin at the pics, it don't seem 2 bad at all....but the engine was out of line, & all the steering had moved...throwing the geometry out...thus as stated by law of Insurers..."" Beyond economical Repair ""....
So We start our quest all over agn...I've seen a few...But I DON'T want another GREEN one...our family have bn unlucky with GREEN...
Thought Iy'd jus let U kn...2 top it all the Garage who did the inspection, called 2day & took away the LOAN car....which I was promised that I could use until the money order was in the bank...." Who LIED 2....So My insurance Co: have another one coming 4 Me 2morrow...Jus HOW do I get 2 work at 6 am in the morning....??????...It's a GOOD job I got LEGS...LOL, NO I usin My D/Ds flintstone care.....Her GOLFIN car...( It has a hole in it )...BLESS HER !!!....
Must go & Do the TEA now...YUM YUM...Take care, GOD BLESS...Read U all ltr, ...Chris.....
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Old 05-29-2004, 03:04 AM   #10
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Donkey's Tentacles....

Hi ALL....
...Mmmm........I think NOT....The Guy who crashed into ME, says he is goin 2 SUE Me 4 his injuries....I THINK N N O O T T ..........
What a load of Donkey's Tentacles....LOL, the point R.
1) He failed 2 STOP at a give way.
2) He WAS usin his MOBILE FONE... ( ILLEGAL in the UK ).
3) Only jus PASSED the Drink breath test...
4) Former CONVICTION 4 FRAUD...
5) Speeding....
6) His injuries...???
One has only 2 legs 2 stand on...I think this Guy HAS NONE, Now with him being only 3rd party fire & theft cover...He HAS lost it ALL...so is tryin 2 make a HIT on Me...
But My Insurance Co: say I R fully insured with LEGAL COVER....& as U Guys kn, these LEAGLE-BEAGLES....KN their stuff....so I have bn reasured that I R on2 a winner ...Let's jus hope I am...
Well I seen 11 cars I fancy, all abt the same...but sadly NOT on my doorstep, I kn U guys will travel K's of miles jus 2 L@@K at an A/s....WOULD U DO the same 4 a change of Vehicle...I've seen a nice one at 60 miles away....worth takin a look, The POST has jus got here, I got a letter from my ins; SOLICITOR...He says He IS takin up MY case 4 ME...SO with that soundind GOOD, I'll let U all get on with Yr DAY, & HAVE a WONDERFUL ONE...
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Old 05-29-2004, 11:58 AM   #11
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If he goes through with it and sues you, you may countersue him for whatever your attorney may deem eligible, plus attorney's fees. Just threatening to do so may shut him up, not wanting to risk losing and paying out $$$. Also, don't be surprised if, even if you know you would win, your ins. co. tells you to settle out of court...it costs less than fighting him in court. I've seen this happen many times. Good luck and i hope that you don't have to deal with any of that. BTW, do you really want another Ford?
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Old 05-29-2004, 02:02 PM   #12
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Hi Astrodokk...
Well U kn, I'm L@@KIN around, & 2B honest, it's the only type of car I kn how 2 fix, hence FORD is short for....Fix On Road Daily...I dont have a great deal of major problems, naturaly I don't drive the amount of miles U guys do, My eldest D/D is onto Her 6th one , I jus lost My 4th Fiesta, only had Her abt 11 months... 'Course ALL the older cars have gone now, all the practible ones at least, they R ALL technical now, U DO need ROCKET SCIENCE 2 get the door open...costs megga £££'s jus 2 get the Guy 2 open the Bonnet, B4 he plugs it into the tuner, my D/Ds went down, the computer picked up a fault in the relay dept:, cost her £ 65 to fix, all 4 20 mins work....I was NUTZ, I have a bag of those things...BUT...how do U tell which one is OUT...LOL...
I got a NISSAN at the moment, loan car...it almost makes wanna...U don't realy wanna kn...BUT, U Kn...SECOND class drivin IS bttr than FIRST class W A L K I N ...but it gets Me 2 work 'n about...
As 4 the sue-in bit...I don't think I have any worries there at all, he got too much against him 4 a start...the police R gonna have him in court 4 a few things, the luck abt it is that the day after he crashed in2 Me...his insurance expired...WOW am I the (un)LUCKY one....
Thank U 4 Yr advice, taken on board, although our laws R different 2 Yrs, I still listen..'cos there aint no harm in LEARNIN....I used 2 think GREY water was...well GRAY....lol & yes once upon a time I thought, if U DILUTED it,.... it...well never mind....Take Care now...Chris.....
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hence FORD is short for....Fix On Road Daily
Found On Road Dead
Fix Or Repair Daily

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Flip Over Read Directions
Found On Russian Dump
Spelled backwards:
Driver Returned On Foot
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