Monday, March 02, 2009

when it rains it pours...

Oh my goodness something crazy happened to us...last week on my birthday. Cortney got a call from the mechanic that was working on our Mazda Truck. It had been broken down for a while and we were just waiting until we could afford to get it fixed. Turns out luckily for us that it was an easy fix. Just a sensor that needed to be replaced, no big deal. But then on wednesday we got a call from the mechanic. He was charging the battery when all of the sudden he heard loud pop. The battery exploded and in turn started the whole truck on fire. He hurry and ran and tried to put out the fire. It took 4 fire extinguishers before he finally got it out. Then he had to call 911 ride an ambulance and spend 5 hours at the hospital for smoke inhalation. I am SOOOO grateful that he is okay. However the truck is totalled...
That rust spot above the wheel wasn't there before that is from the fire.



you can see here that every wire in the whole engine is melted.



Crazy right??? I mean that kind of thing just doesn't happen. We were all in shock but it should turn out okay. He had insurance that will pay us enough to get another little truck. It is sad because that truck was our wedding present. We have had it almost 10 years. We have a lot of memories in that thing. But...we have out grown it. This way the new truck Cortney gets will most likely have an extended cab so he can take the kids somewhere in it....it will also be four wheel drive which will definatly come in handy.

So goodbye little truck. We will sure miss you.

5 comments:

angie said...

craziest story!

{natalie} said...

That is the craziest thing I've ever heard. Holy crap

HEATHER D said...

What in the world is going on around there? I can't believe that! That truck was the best little thing.....went everywhere. Crap hope you can get something soon.

lysh said...

It is amazing how little disasters like that can be such a blessing. It reminds me of when Brandon got hit on his motorcycle and it was totaled. The nice part is that he got a lot of insurance money and was able to rebuild the bike and pay off his truck

lanita said...

A blessing in disguise? What a story. I'm glad everyone is alright.