This morning, one of my best friends was in a very serious accident in his Mitsubishi Endeavor, pictured here with my RAV4 in early July. Airbags were deployed, the windshield was cracked, and the car is a 2004; it’s definitely done. My friend is still around; he went to the hospital and was able to go home shortly afterwards, which is great. I just saw my friend and the Endeavor on Monday, and he was telling me about some things he was planning on replacing in it; he’d been doing some work on the car recently.

The Mitsubishi lived a long life of 14 years, but cars can be replaced; people can’t. The fact that my friend is still here is all that really matters.