~ Bertelson Bulletin ~

a NEW car for Grandma!
July 12, 2007, 9:14 pm
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a NEW car for Grandma!

Joanie, My MIL (Mother-In-Law) got her new car yesterday !!
(you can see me taking the photo reflected in the car!)

I love the sparkly star shining on the bumper


Best Christmas of his life!
December 25, 2006, 1:19 pm
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Best Christmas Everrrrrrrr ............ For my son!

Remember back in October and Matt’s car accident that resulted in this???

It took almost a month, but we finally got the $2800 from the other lady’s insurance company as payout for the totalled car… So we were on the look-out for a second hand replacement car for him – hard to find!

Today we gave Matthew a Brand NEW 2006 Scion XB today

It is for his Christmas,
18th birthday (Feb 2007)
High School Graduation (May 2007)

From us and my hubby’s parents.

He was speechless and shaking, he had NO idea!

Here is a video clip of his verbal reaction!

More photos of him and his siblings seeing the Scion XB for the first time are here!

Are YOU on the Edge of Your Seat?
November 15, 2006, 7:03 pm
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Are YOU on the Edge of Your Seat?

Ha-Ha punny indeed! – Seriously I do not have a foot fetish at all, in fact I dislike most feet in general (except babies feet!) and REALLY dislike mine – they look like monkey feet with that big gap! I tell my Mum it is all her fault for making me wear my older siblings ‘hand-me-down’ shoes that were too big for me!!

But I used this photo purely for the “Are YOU on the Edge of Your Seat?” title and what it means to us!

We’ve been on the edge of our seats (here at the Bertelson Bunch Casa!) for a month now with the outcome of Matt’s accident (and the insurance company of the lady that was at fault accepting liability) and more recently my accident too!!

Well the results are FINALLY  in and they are FANTASTIC!!

My Van was totalled as the frame was bent so the cost of fixing it exceeds the value of the car and I got the Kelly Blue Book (Retail Value in Excellent condition) rate for the payout – YIPPEE – just under $7000, which is almost TRIPLE what I would have been able to sell it for (WITHOUT it being in an accident) so I was happy as a lark about that!

Also ‘they’ accepted liability on my Matt’s car for his accident and will reimburse us for the towing/storage ($500!) plus the value of the car – not as great a rate as I got but still. We got $2800 for it which is in between the Trade-In value in Excellent condition and the Private Party Sale value in Fair condition, so we should be happy with that too – it’s still twice what we paid for it.

A huge stressor off our shoulders!  Thank you to those of your that prayed for us in this situation – God is good!

Yippy Skippy!
November 11, 2006, 2:15 pm
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Click HERE for more photos of the  WHOLE car!


Words Escape Me …………….. :(
November 8, 2006, 8:55 pm
Filed under: Alice, Family, Kenzie, Maddie, Matt | Tags: , , ,

Everyone is OK, Matt, Maddie and Kenzie were in the car with me (I was driving)

My GMC Safari

The car that hit us ……………. (young kid 19yrs old – driving car owned by parents)

His car

Nils was on duty (as seems to be the case often!) but managed to get off and come to our aide!  I now have a rental car, 2 shaken up girls, one girl that is still oblivious (she is at youth/church) and TWO cars on our driveway that are smashed up!!

If Maddie’s feet had been in the well of the slider door, they would probably have been decapitated – luckily she didn’t have these shoes on her feet

Maddie's Van's Sneakers