Monday, June 6, 2011
I adore my vehicle, I really do. Yet another hand-me-down that still required payment with no interest (killer deal if you can score it), it’s just the right size SUV, handles like a car, fits a golden retriever in the trunk and a toddler and all his stuff in the back along with the piles and piles of “stuff” that just keeps accumulating as if I’m living out of the dang thing. Sure, it has it’s quirks like the glove box that won’t open, the stereo volume that goes up when you turn it down and down when you turn it up, the super security of locking within 30 seconds before you even get to your child’s door (without the keys) and a strange rattle in the steering wheel, but overall it’s one I never want to part with until it’s driven into the ground.
Which is why I don’t like when it needs a check up and words come out like “not driveable, going to be $2,000, needs new tires immediately, waiting for parts for two weeks, yadda yadda, yadda yadda.” You know how it goes…
So, once we sink that more than 2k into it and it’s driving like new again and life is good…
we visit a friend in Lawrence and her neighbor backs into it, smashing in the tail light, scraping up the bumper and removing of course that lateral panel or whatever that Toyota just never seems to have in stock and definitely not in it’s 2005 color because hey, that’s just prehistoric at this point.
This happened on Saturday and did I mention I was just pulled over on Friday for that same tail light being out, issued a citation and need to drive by the station to prove I fixed it?
Guess I’ll need to wait a few days on that…
And it’s nearly certain that same cop will pull me over because luckily, not much else happens in the way of crime other than tail lights out in western Shawnee.
So yah, there’s been some car trouble topped with all else that’s going on, but you know what? It’s all good. Because no one was hurt (hell, we weren’t even in the car), it’s summer, we all have insurance and life goes on.
Queue Ray Lamontagne’s “Trouble” song…
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