Followers on Facebook and Instagram will already know that 3 weeks ago Russell had someone run in to the back end of our new VW Golf TSI.
It was on the Monash Freeway.......the traffic ahead stopped suddenly......Russell stopped suddenly.....the guy behind Russell stopped suddenly when he hit our car. The car was new......picked it up from the dealer on the 31st December. Lucky for Russell that he wasn't seriously injured, although we are not quite sure what extra damage it has done to his neck. The car was a write off.....$23,000 worth of damage.
We had a hire car for 2 weeks but after a lot of negotiation (six phone calls to our Insurance company) they let us keep the hire car over Easter. So Tuesday we decided to return the hire car.........to Dandenong.......a 3 hour drive.......because if you return it to another outlet (like Geelong) you get charged an extra fee. We drove the ute to Lara and left it at the Railway Station, then drove the car to Hertz, and caught the train back to Lara.......that way we would only have to drive on the Monash once! More hassles with the extension of the hire car when we got to Hertz, after being ensured that morning by Youii that everything was fine. Finally, after a 'loud' conversation on the phone it was all sorted, although we were unimpressed by the attitude of the young woman we dealt with in Hertz.
So now we are a one car ute family.....that is until our brand new car arrives in the country. We are really in no hurry for it as I am tied to the shop for the next 2 weeks in full AQC preparation lock down......and after that I will be away for 4 weeks. Hopefully it will here when I get back in late May.
Better get on with the prep work. I have some new projects to show you over the next week.