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Archive for April 26, 2008

Oh What a Beautiful Morning!

Today is beautiful! Crisp and cool with a healthy wind, but when the wind stops and the sun shines, warm and wonderful. 

It was the perfect day for yard work, and for Corey to work on edging the driveway.

 

Yardwork

Stopping of course to take pictures of random birds.

Corey_on_Pathway

Or, as the case may be in the real world, perfect day to go the MetroParks and see the renovation they’re doing on the Manor House.

A few years ago I bought my first new car.  It wasn’t much, just a little KIA Rio.  When it was just a few weeks old my daughter had her first accident. Smash!  We got if fixed, but it seemed like it was a collision magnet.  Not for other cars, but just random things flying into it.

A little while ago I traded in my car full o’dents and got my second brand new car.  Still nothing too special.  KIA Spectre.  This time it was my son.  He scraped one side of it down a big old pole painted bright yellow.  Started keeping my eye out for a body shop that would buff it out and touch up the paint.  Then last month (ish) on his last night of work (he was one of the people I fired) he scraped the other side of my car on another yellow pole.  No little buff out and touch up this time.  Dent and scrape and bare metal showing.  Still, no hurry.  Keeping my eye out for a body shop.

Moved out of DownTown with bad parking garage and worse parking lot, into the suburbs.  The other day my co-worker Alan calls me from the parking lot and says “hey, you know those kids that right their little mini bikes in the parking lot?  One of them just slammed into your car”.  So now I have matching Face, handlebar, front rim dents down the side of my car.

Went to the scarey house where said minors live and met Scarey Scarey MOM!  Wow.  I think I’ve seen lifetime movies about her.  I expected her to spit tobacco and pull out a beer any second.  Then out comes even scarier Dad.  I’m reasonably sure this guy hasn’t cracked a smile except at someone elses expense in a long long time.  But, he owns a body shop!  Hot Damn!  Gave me a great deal on fixing all of the damages both sides.  Easily $2000 less than the dealer would have charged me.  Gonna have it done while I’m on vacation.

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