December 2nd, Kevin and I were on our way to Farm and Fleet around 4:45pm, and we were waiting for the traffic to go so we could get into the turn lane. We started to get in the turn lane when someone from behind us slammed into the side of our van, pushing us into the lane next to us hitting another car. The car that initially hit us sort of drove up our side door and got up on two wheels before righting itself. It was very scary, and our poor 1998 van was totaled. Thankfully no one was hurt.
So besides the Watts gathering, Christmas preparations, gift buying, etc, we got to begin looking for a new car. We drove everything out there that we thought we might like. We wanted to be thorough and get the car we really wanted. After looking and driving 5 cars, we decided on the Ford Fusion. It is a nice sedan, but with a little sporty feel. It's got a few more features then we really wanted or needed, but it was a great deal, and had the features we did want. They didn't have one at our dealer, so they were going to bring it up from a place down by Des Moines. We picked it up Tuesday the 22nd. A storm was coming, so we hurried home through snow drifed roads, and parked the car in the garage.