Though Hurricane Matthew totaled one Hilton Head Plantation resident’s vehicle, it didn’t take away her sense of humor.
On Deerfield Lane, which was inundated by fallen trees, limbs and branches, a tree fell directly on top of a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee sitting in Gina Cavano’s driveway.
The back of the SUV was crushed in, the glass broken out.
Still, if you’re in need of a new ride, Cavano is willing to part with it.
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“FOR SALE!!” a sign on the Jeep reads. “Engine runs fine (*slight body work needed). Call 1-800-MATTHEW.”
The Jeep, which Cavano estimates has been photographed about 400 times by people in the neighborhood, has added some much-needed levity after the storm, she said.
“We’ve had lots of conversations with people since then,” she said. “We try to keep a sense of humor.”
The Clayton family, who live next door to the Cavanos, came up with the sign.
Cavano said she originally told her kids and the Clayton kids that if they thought of something witty, they could spray-paint it on the Jeep.
The next day, she came home and laughed when she saw the sign on the Jeep.
On the back, it reads, “Love, the Claytons.”