Thursday, January 10, 2008

GOOD BYE CAR!

Well it is official! We went and said good bye to the Toyota 4-runner today.. (well not completely official we still need to sign over the pink slip) I'm so sad... We have lost two cars within 1 week of each other! So to let you know what happened with the 4-runner and why we had to say good bye... December 29 was my friends bridal shower and so my friend Kaitlin and I drove together since we had no clue where we were going... Well on our way home from the bridal shower the car started to make really funny noises... Cars do that sometimes.. I'm not saying is a good thing or normal but they do they make noises it doesnt mean it's going to blow up on you... Well we were on the I-15 coming home and I was trying to pick up speed and was bearly able to keep it at 50 mph. So I tried to kick it into high power gear whatever its called.. well it got me up to 65 mph but after 5 seconds of the it started to lose power... Few seconds later I start to see a little smoke come from the hood not that much where I could tell it was smoke or steam wasnt too sure at first glance... Well Kaitlin who was in the passenger seat started to yell SMOKE SMOKE SMOKE! Well smoke was coming up through the front of the car into the passanger side... I pulled off the freeway and if any of your are familiar with the I-15 I was like 1 Mile away from the 800 North (or is it south) any way I was right there going south bound car just died! Well Kaitlin got out and ran thinking the car was going to catch on fire or something (like in the movies) well I called Kyle (who was sick) he told me to open the hood and explain what was going on.. So I did... forgot to mention I don't know much about cars... But I did my best! Anyway we had two guys spot by to see if we were okay and if someone was on there way to pick us up... one of those guys being an officer.. Nick and Justin came and picked us up dropped Kaitlin off and went to see what was wrong... The car was towed away and has been in the shop ever since... Well Monday or so we found out that the whole engine is gone... A bunch of stuff cracked in it and it's gone... Not worth getting a new engine for how old it is... So we got the approval to get the stuff out of it and it's being sold for the body to a 1990 Toyota 4-runner collector who just rolled one of his and is just going to transfer the engine into ours... I'm sad to see it go...

On the bright side our replacement car is on it's way up to us next weekend!

3 comments:

vanessa said...

Hey found your website through somebody in the family...post some pictures..it will be fun to keep up on what happening in our families lives...mine is theorttfamily.blogspot.com

Kristie said...

Sorry about the car Heather! But I hear the replacement car isn't too shabby! Glad to hear you are alive! Talk to you later!

Eric, Kait & Tink said...

HaHa! Heather you are so funny :) I know I ran away but I was scared! Do you blame me? And I thought you were crazy going and opening up the hood! I thought you were going to die or something! Okay so maybe I overreacted. Haha But I must say the new Sequoia is pretty sweet. I wouldnt be too sad the 4 runner was gone if I were you! Hehe