12 July, 2014

They Say Things Come In Threes!

Well, our third big expense happened last night.
Driving Nelson to football training, a kangaroo jumped down from a small height and I only saw it at the last second. I couldn't do anything and it crashed into our car. Nelson nearly had heart failure as he was sitting in the front seat right where it hit. We turned around and went back but the kangaroo must have hopped off. Considering the damage that could have happened, only the mirror was broken. There's also a small dent at the base of the window. The roo was quite a big one so I think we were very lucky.

We have travelled up and down this road nearly every 
day for over 13 years (this is the way we go to 
school and football). Although we often see the 
kangaroos and they jump in front of us, this is the first 
time we have actually collided. 
Mitchell was very pleased that I had decided to take my car and not his. I have been driving his a lot so that Mitchell is getting the practice when I pick him up.
And the other two expenses? Last month Noel had his 25-30 year old trailer stolen from the yard at work so he just had my brother make him a new one. Thanks Pete!
There's also my new camera. It has now been shipped and I am patiently waiting for it to arrive. 

Have a great weekend everyone.

PS. I still can't get use to Mitchell's hair (or lack there of)!

20 comments:

shez said...

OMG Christine i am so glad you are both okay ,i have had that happen to me as well coming back from my DD2 place and the roo hit in the same spot as yours did,imagine the damage if that mirrow wasnt there.Oh and thats terrible that someone has taken Noel's trailer,that has happened to us also then it was found someone that worked for hubby had stolen it and he had sold it to a relation and hubby happened to spot it and called the police and then a couple of years later it got stolen again and we have never seen it since.Boy i wish you no more bad luck Christine youn have had your fair share my friend,take care and enjoy your weekend,maybe you could knit a beanie for Mitxhell.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh my goodness Christine. Thank goodness you weren't hurt. Roos can do so much damage when you collide with them....close call! I am glad Hubby has a nice new trailer.

Cheryll said...

Oh My Goodness... yes you were lucky!!!! Damage only small... fright factor large! :)

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Lucky no one was hurt.

Jo said...

Oh my. That's is so horrible when that happens. At least your car is still drive able. My daughter has not long had her car repaired from hitting one. My hubby and I have both hit them too. They are a nuisance.

barb's creations said...

So relieved to hear you and Nelson are ok and not too much damage to the car but a big fright factor none the less. Glad to hear Noel has a new trailer and yes I also hope nothing else goes wrong for you and your family this year :) Barb.

Elyte said...

Thank fully you are both ok.
And Mitchell's hair will grow back. Has he got a hat to wear? So cold lately.

Kim said...

So glad that you are okay very scary.

Maria said...

Pleased no-one was hurt, car can be fixed..
Mitchell's hair will grow. Hope he has a nice beanie...

Susan said...

I hope that's the end of breakages for you, lucky there wasn't more damage.

Sharmayne said...

The roos can be a real problem the way they jump out across the roads.... you were very lucky it only caused a bit of damage and you didn't have a prang! Sorry to hear about the other 2 issues... guessing somebody is wearing a beanie now to keep the head warm???

retdairyqueen said...

Roos can do so much damage I have had a few near misses
One time one jumped on my bonnet and left a huge back leg print and I did not even get any damage
Time your luck changed
Here' hoping

Karen said...

I am glad your run of three is over and that you are all safe and well.

KERYN B said...

So pleased that you are all ok, what a fright you must have had. so your three things done everything will be ok from here on in.

Helen said...

Wow you were very lucky, hope that's the end of the terrible threes.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh No.......you are both safe thank goodness....Those roos just pop up....xx

Melody said...

Oh Christine - that is terrible. Very frightening, I'm so glad you are both OK and the damage is not too bad. Hopefully this is the end of your run of bad luck.

Fiona said...

those roo's can be scary . silly thing... well, that is hopefully your 3 expenses done for a while...
Hugz

Jo in TAS said...

Kangaroos playing kamikaze are dangerous, glad you're okay. As for Mitchell's lack of hair Just think of the savings you're making on hair products and his head must be cold!

Daisy Jayne said...

Very lucky could have been a lot worse, I don't know but Mitchell. Still looks pretty cool .... After all it will grow back