August 10, 2012
Our red was in an a bad accident on Thursday. There were four guys being driven to camp when the accident occurred. The good news is everyone survived with only minor injuries. In fact, the kids were actually able to make it to and from camp that day despite the terrible start that morning. The bad news is, well obvious. Our red van was totaled. Although we have excellent insurance our fully accessible van was worth more to our family than to the Blue Book. We were originally able to purchase our wheelchair accessible van with money we received from the show "Bank of Hollywood." Although used with quite a few miles, the van was in excellent condition and served us very well. We were able to be spontaneous with our trips to the doctor and in the community. That van was even able to make it up the mountain to drop-off and pick-up kids from camp. Although we have excellent public transportation in Orange County, taking the city bus is just not the same as being able to jump in the car and go. We are going to have to tighten our belts for a while in order to save enough money to purchase another wheelchair accessible van.