We’re still in The Villages in Florida. This morning I was driving our golf cart back from the post office. I was stopped and waiting to make a left hand turn into our neighborhood. One oncoming car passed and then I saw something that made me do a double take.
The next car in line, a new model Buick, being driven by what appeared to be a lady in her 60’s. The problem was that she was driving her Buick on the sidewalk. She drove there for a couple hundred feet or so and then swerved back onto the road and kept going. Luckily, there were no pedestrians or golf carts in her path.
The driver of a car stopped on the side road and I looked at each other, shook our heads and went on with our day. I think I need a hat with rear view mirrors on it so I can stay safe on the sidewalks.
1998–2002 Buick Park Avenue (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you read our blog post from a couple of days ago, you’ll remember that we were rear ended by a hit and run driver.
So here’s an update on that: we got the license plate number of the car as the driver drove up on the sidewalk to get away. That’s all we needed for the police and our insurance company to track down the driver.
We also had the repair estimate done and it was not bad at all. Having the hitch ball installed meant that the body of the car was mostly protected as far as we can tell. We’ll see if any other damage is found when we take the car in for repairs.
Please join us in praying for the other driver. She shouldn’t have run away, but this will probably be a very stressful situation for her to deal with.
Ok, I now need to admit that I have sucked recently at keeping this blog updated. We’re still living the nomadic lifestyle. There just hasn’t been much to say.
As of today we are officially Floridians. I highly suggest making an appointment with the DMV for licenses and plates. It’s much easier that way. Jodi got the appointment made and we went this morning and were out in less than an our with everything done.
We do have to wait a few more days to get vehicle plates. Last weekend we decided after much debate that the Jeep Wrangler was not cutting it as a travel vehicle. It’s a soft top and lacking some room. So, we drove quite a ways to the nearest Carmax and traded it in. That being said, the electronic paperwork had not made it into the DMV system yet.
The house we’re in is very comfortable. We can tell it’s a fixer upper that is not completely fixer upd yet. But, the interior finishes are nice and comfortable. One of the downsides of this place is its location. It’s outside of town on a highway. So there are no walking areas and no where to walk to if you could. But, on the positive side it has a very large yard, so getting the dogs a workout is easy. P.S. the old portly beagle doesn’t really work out so much as find different sections of real estate to occupy.
Ok, that should bring everyone up to speed. I’m going to do my best to get back on our regular blog schedule because I know that all of you hang on my every word.