Tuesday, April 03, 2012
See that red car? That is just like the one we traded in for that yellow car. I loved that red one. I’m learning to like the yellow one.
I know. I should jumpin’ up and down about havin’ a brand new hot rod but… it’s not just right. It’s not red.
It’s a total boy’s car. I’ve had more kids and 20something young men show off to me than I can count. See those dark tinted windows? Those young men have no idea that a 40something woman drives it!!
But that’s not the story I’m here to tell. This is about needing nail polish to match that damn yellow car!
Returnin’ from the gym one day, I pulled it into the carport and heard a noise that sounded like I ran over something.
I know that sound well. Earlier in the week I had run over my nephews’ dog. Yes. I did. I felt so bad!!
And now, I have run over something else… geez, I have no luck. I got outta the car and looked all around and under, but I couldn’t find a single thing that could have made that sound. I just shrugged it off and went on about life.
A few days later, I got ready to go to the gym and walked out to the car. Started that bad boy up and put it in reverse.
I knew instantly what had happened!! The mirror on the passenger’s side was caught on a post in the carport!!!!
DON’T TELL ROY!!! I’LL HAVE TO HEAR THE SPEECH!!!! I HATE THAT SPEECH!!!
I AM SUCH A BAD DRIVER AND HAVE DAMAGED HIS BOY CAR!!!!!!
I pulled forward to keep from rippin’ the whole mirror off completely and sat there tryin’ to figure out how to get out of this mess. I could leave it for Roy to do and suffer the speech that will come or I could try to get it out myself and survey the damage?
I opted to pull it out.
Keep in mind that there is only 3inches of play between the mirror and the post. I had to move the car only 1/2 to clear the post and pull the car safely out of the carport.
Think about that. 3inches of back and forth to move a car 1/2 inch to the left.
It took me 4 tries of back and forth and wheel turnin’ to do it but I did!!
And I parked the car and sat there. Do I leave the mirror as it is and suffer the speech that will come or do I attempt to fix it?
I opted to fix it.
I had to manhandle the mirror bracket to push it back into place and go look to the other side to see if I was makin’ progress… and getting’ my ass outta trouble! After about 3 good manhandlin’ attempts, the whole mirror clicked back in place.
The only thing that will give me away is the teeny weeny tiny scratches on the tip of the mirror. If I had yellow nail polish I could get away with this whole thing and not get the speech!!
I was quite pleased with myself! I got in the car and proceeded with my trip to the gym… And I called Roy to tell on myself for scratchin’ his boy car.
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