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Metamorphosis of a CarJun 2, 2011

On March 12, 2011, Hanne's apartment building suffered a major fire, as described in this Albany Patch article. After a long delay, Hanne was rescued from her third floor unit by a fire department ladder, and most of the belongings in her apartment survived the fire as well, though with considerable smoke damage. (Hanne's next door neighbor was not so fortunate, and eventually died from smoke inhalation due to the fire.) Hanne's car, however, which was parked in the garage underneath the building, suffered major damage to the exterior. She was told to forget it, it's totaled, but miraculously she could drive it out of the building. After thoroughly cleaning the outside to find out what was underneath, she took the car to a shop to have a cost estimate done for repair and repainting. She was told it would be just short of $3000. She decided to have done only the repairs needed to drive the car legally, and to do the repainting herself. Below are some before and after photos of the car:

car immediately after fireImmediately after the fire.

car after scraping and washing the outsideAfter scraping and washing the outside.

car after paintingAfter painting. Hanne and her new car, blossoms are bursting out of the flames, and there is new life!

Initial Blog EntryJune 1, 2011

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