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!!!!
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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becca said...

oh wow your luck really is bad this week HUGS and cool car

Shawn said...

I hate that feeling you get when you did something on accident and you know you're gonna get the "speech". Last weekend I took the convertible to the beach. The top was down, obviously, which means the trunk was full of car leaving me no room for my stuff, so I set it all in the seat behind me. When my seat moved back to my setting it pushed into the bottom of the beach chair and tore the leather down to the base of the seat. Yeah, I haven't told Babe yet, I'm waiting until during sex, he cant get mad at me then...I hope!

Thanks for linking up with us love! XOXO!

VandyJ said...

The sinking feeling that comes with a mess up like that is no fun. And it's not like it couldn't have happened to the guy, but he always thinks it never would.

Stacy Uncorked said...

I love that you manhandled the mirror and fixed it yourself aside from the pesky scratches. That sounds like something I'd totally do to avoid "The Speech". :)

Princess Nagger and the Ruptured Eardrum

Date Girl said...

ugh I've crunched my passenger mirror before. I was so upset! Hope the speech wasn't too bad.

Stacie said...

Maybe you just need a good yellow highlighter!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Boys and their toys! You could only get a whisper of a scratch and I promise you your young man would know it in a heart beat. It could help to soften the blow by making him a batch of chocolate chip cookies before you give him the bad news. Just saying is all. Thanks for visiting!

I am Harriet said...

Holy cow- yellow nail polish cured everything. It's kind of an irony.

Have a great Tuesday!

Heathers Happenings said...

Oh man I hate the dreaded speech.

I am totally drooling over that car!!

Impulsive Addict said...

I'm sorry for your bad luck and RED is my color of choice too. When I got my new vehicle, I was pregnant with Emma. I wanted a RED car but we left with a BLACK car. I cried...but only in front of my mom. And guess what? I've done more damage to this vehicle than all my others COMBINED. I blame the color.

Thanks for linking up! Me love you long time.

Meryl said...

Ouch!!! I agree, red rules!!! But that is some sweet ride too. I like the yellow nail polish idea! The manufacturer, though often sells paint pens to match the color exactly and you can just shmeer it on!

Becki said...

Glad you got it (more or less) fixed ;) And I like fast cars regardless of the color...