A Black Plastic Stripe
My car now has a racing stripe!
Only... not really. Someone should have told me as a kid that cars were one big metal bundle of rolling dough. They are. I didn't realize it until there was a scratch on dad's vehicle that I had to pay for. I still owe him for that. As a matter of fact, what I want to do is overhaul the car, put it on a credit card, and then pay it off as swiftly as I can.
But..... that does require a credit card. With what would probably be a Seven-thousand dollar spending limit. I'd be paying it off for the next fifteen years. All for a few dents.
And a new mirror.
But back to the racing stripe. I'd just gotten off of a very, very stressful day of work with little sleep. These, as most people know, qualify as dangerous conditions for anything. Realizing that I could use having my paycheck in the bank, I went to pull around a silver truck to head down Geyer and u-turn.
Bad move. A swift crack, a shriek that had to have been my own, and my feet still trembling after hitting the break- just in case. We pulled into the Meremac parking lot, and looked the two vehicles over. Him- no damage. Me- a broken mirror and a stripe of black from his bumper. As low as it was, I have no idea how it knocked the viewfinder from its mounts. The stripe is about seven inches down from where the mirror was.
I plan on buffing it out with a good cloth. I hope. As for the mirror, it'll be a paycheck- or a little more than a paycheck, actually. I'll have to talk with World Wide Autobody, seeing as I can't order the part online. Here I was hoping the Drac and Tim would help me out again.
On a completely less depressing note, a very happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
I'm thankful that I have friends who love me as a sister (and at least one who loves me even more than that), at least three families that treat me as their own, that Jess is taking me on a cruise come late winter- I have no problem setting aside another paycheck just for the plane ticket- (THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!!), and that I have a shot at world domination.
Er, well not the last part. But I'm super-thankful for everything else. ^^