My hubby and I went shopping for a new fridge because we are hoping to redo the kitchen very soon (the current one is about twenty-eight years old and was a wedding present from both sets of parents- still works great though). We checked out a couple places near us and then headed up to the north hill to Dufresne's Furniture. I went to park between a couple cars but hubby said to park at the end because there was no-one there. So, I did and I agreed it was a much better spot. The bonus was that it was even closer to the door, which, most of time is a good thing - right? Except this time!
We were in there for about fifteen minutes when we could hear someone calling out on the main floor. We walked out of the appliance area and they were asking if anyone owned a gold van. I sort of had this sinking feeling and asked if it was possibly a grey van? As I hoofed it outside I realized, that indeed it was my van that they were referring to!
McMunn and Yates Building Center had been delivering some building materials to the furniture store through the front of the store because Dufresne had had a great deal of water damage from a broken hot water heater - or pipe of some sort that filled the place overnight with water. When the young fellow that was driving went to swing back out my van was unfortunately directly in his path and blind spot. He was so upset I honestly thought he was going to cry. It was an unfortunate accident and he apologised at least three times when telling us. Poor kid. Even my husband felt bad for him. We were impressed that they were honest enough to come and seek us out rather that doing a hit-and-run scenario. He will probably lose his licence because of how the legislation works here for newer drivers.
|My taped up light and some of the damage.|
It all took the wind out of my sails and I still haven't had the heart to go back out to look for a new fridge. I guess it will have to wait until I am done dealing with the van. sigh.