It’s Dead, Jim

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We got word from the insurance company over the weekend that our beloved Ford Fusion is being declared a total loss, following the accident in which Allysen got rear-ended. This breaks our hearts. It also means that our last week of the year has now been repurposed: After Christmas, we have to start looking for a new, or new-to-us, car. (Sigh.)

On the other hand, the car died heroically. It stopped fast when it had to, and saved Allysen from being squashed by the 18-wheeler that idiotically turned right in front of her. Then it saved her from injury when the SUV behind plowed into her because that driver couldn’t stop fast enough. It did exactly what it was supposed to do.

It was a good car, and we’ll miss it. Its name was Centauri.

Stay tuned for my next entry, though, because that news will be better.

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    Was it Centauri from the constellation, the alien species in Babylon 5 or the character in "The Last Starfighter"?

    I'm sure you'll find another car that you love, but keep an eye out for "Sandy vehicles." We've had a couple of cases down here with those recently.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    From the constellation. Or really, I suppose, Alpha Centauri. The license starts with XSC, so the full name of the car was Excalibur Smokestone Centauri. (Smokestone being the color.)

    I didn't know about the species in B5, never having been a fan, and I'd forgotten there was a character by that name in Starfighter. Too many years.

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