Wednesday, May 27, 2009

RIP little car

My Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday: yard work/housework Sunday: yard work/call from daughter that the bomb and arson squad wanted to talk to me WHAT!!! On Sunday my car (my very favorite car ever) was parked in a lot just minding it's own business...when the engine in the car parked behind it caught fire. It was windy that day and blowing right towards my car...lucky me!! In total 6 cars were burned 5 of them beyond car of course had to be the worst. I'll let the pictures tell the rest. This used to be my light blue Toyota Matrix: Interior seats look like lawn chairs. From the back...this is where the fire blew from the other car to mine. Apparently my car was held together with plastic and just melted. The bomb and arson detective said even my gas tank was plastic so once it melted the tank of gas ignited and it all went up. There was a surveillance camera on the lot that filmed the whole thing and that's how they determined what happened. The detective is going to get me a copy for my insurance company so we can see the fire because by the time we got there it was completely out. Monday: BBQ/all we can do is laugh because a couple of years ago the car I had before this one was parked in front of my house when 90 mile an hour straight line winds knocked a 100 foot 60 yr old (huge) oak tree right on top of it. Thank God for insurance! (three of the six cars were not insured) Maybe I should just get a bike this time instead of a car...what do you think? Well gotta go...another business trip this week. Peggy


Anonymous said...

Peggy, what a day that was...And you thought you were just going to work in the yard!
Soooooo, what are you going to get next?
Take care and have a great trip!

Hugs, Lynn

Cottage Lifestyle said...

I am so thankful you weren't in the car when it happened.


Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Peggy, I'm so sorry about your car. Maybe a bike would be a good idea! Have a good trip. Warm wishes, Esther

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

*grumble* oh, car accidents are terrible. a bike with a cute basket would be charming! ;)

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

My goodness, how crazy, from reading this post I gather no one was hurt, praise God, but yeah I am thinking maybe you weren't meant to have a car?? hahahahaha

debi @ life in my studio said...

OMG Peggy, that's so scary!! Thank goodness nobody was in the car at the time. I might look into that bike!! LOL!
Glad everyone is okay,

Anonymous said...

Good heavens! I've been known occasionally to nap when parked in a lot somewhere, like at lunchtiime. I'm thinking I won't do so now LOL! I'm so sorry you lost your favorite car. :-(


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