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It wasn’t my intention to be home right now. I had planned on working out and then running a bunch of errands however my car had a different idea. As I was driving around my rear view mirror fell off the front window. You heard me (or read me I suppose) IT. FELL. OFF. THE. WINDOW!
Now it’s dangling by a wire and swinging around and smashing into the window. In short, it’s driving me nuts. So what did I do? I drove directly to my friend Mike’s car shop where they specialize in oil changes, inspections, etc.
Now I know that my car is getting older. After all, it’s a 2003 and it has over 136,000 miles on it but I have decided that I can tough it out until I no longer need to move any kid stuff to college and back. I know I’ve already bitched about the lack of cup holders (they’re broken for the most part) and lately the rear view mirror has been shorting all the time turning the automatic night adjustment on at infrequent periods.
I’ll just be driving around and then BOOM. The rear view mirrors will be all dark because the sensor thought I wanted “NIGHT VISION” or something. Then I press the button and back to normal. So yeah, that’s been driving me a bit nuts but getting a new car was still pretty low priority. Also, I’ve been feeling like an excellent person driving a car with so much mileage. It makes me feel like I’m not shallow trading it in for a newer car.
However, the other day I noticed that the rear view mirror seemed out of whack. I checked it out and told Kevin that it didn’t seem very tight any more. I needed to have an oil change and figured I would have it taken care of then.
But, this morning I got into my car and I was driving towards my destination when it just fell off. It’s annoying enough not having a rear view mirror but having one swinging around and smashing the front window is crazy.
So I got to Mike’s place and we had this conversation:
Me: Mike, my mirror just fell off
Me: I need some double-sided tape or something
Mike: that won’t work. This mirror weighs a ton
Me: can you fix it?
Mike: yeah, but you’ll have to leave it a few hours
Me: why so long? I have errands to do
Mike: we’ll have to use an epoxy to fix it
Me: damn, well fix this message that I need maintenance too then
Mike: when is your next oil change?
Me: ummmm…it says May
Mike: Lynn, it says May 2012
Me: well, I guess I missed that
Mike: I’ll drive you home and bring back the car
Me: what about my errands
Mike: you’ll have to do them later
So I start driving home so Mike can take my car and he say’s that the mirror is incredibly annoying (I know).
By the time we got home he insisted that I find some tape so we could tape it down before he drove it back. Now he has the car, I’m home and nobody is doing my errands.
Hmmmm…perhaps I DO need a new car.