Chad’s car was ready to be picked up yesterday. I was so darned happy to have it back. I’ve been taking him to work, picking him up from work, taking him to school, picking him up from school. Over the weekend he had to be at work at 7:00a.m. Last night he didn’t get out of school til 9:30.
I drove him up to El Dorado Springs to pick up the car. We got there and as Chad was putting stuff in the car, I noticed dents on the roof of his car. I walked over there and said “Chad, do you know there are a couple of dents on top of your car?” They’re not huge dents but how the heck do you get dents on top of your car? He said “I’ll tell you about it later!” . . which means . . I hope you forget and never mention it again because there’s no way I’m bringing it up! I said . . no, you tell me now! Well, seems that when he was hanging out in Lamar on Sunday nights supposedly at the drive in movie, which I doubt ever happened . . there was a fight one night and someone was on top of Chad’s car! Who? Didn’t know the person! Never saw them before or after. Hmmm . . maybe that’s true . . maybe it isn’t.
Tell me those kinds of things happen to other kids . . not just mine!
So the car is running so good! They changed the transmission, put in new spark plugs, changed the fuel filter, some kind of master oxygen sensor. He called me after I got home and told me that it was just running so good! He was so happy.
Vince was out of town yesterday so I decided to run get myself a hamburger at my favorite joint and who do I meet as I was pulling out of White Grill . . Chad! He pulls over and says “listen to my car!” OMG! What’s wrong with it now? He took it to the car wash and decided to pressure wash the engine and now it’s making a terrible noise and the engine light is back on! He’d already been to Auto Zone and had it hooked up to the computer. He thinks he got something wet and it will dry and be fine.
No! That isn’t how things work around here. He called about 5:00 to tell me it wouldn’t start. Vince went to help him but couldn’t find him so I went to meet him and then Vince found him. They took the spark plug wires of this shiny metal box (I know nothing about cars . . only that Chad’s engine is so nice and clean . . although not working!) There was lots of water in this metal box. They tried to dry it out with paper towels. Finally got the car started, brought it home. Tomorrow we’ll take it down to get the oil and filter changed. Dad said to drive it about a week and then get the oil and filter changed again.
So just a few hours after Chad getting his car back, it’s now parked and I’m hauling him around again! Grrrr!
Oh, and totally not Chad’s fault but somewhere in the chaos, Speck has decided that going to the bathroom between 3:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. is necessary. So, for the past 5 or 6 mornings, he and I are out walking around in the moonlight. Who needs sleep??
I’m not sure if it’s possible or feasible or even allowed, but I think I’m about ready to run away from home! And, just for the record — I don’t recommend eating a greasy burger and an order of greasy Suzies just before getting news that there may be water in the engine of a vehicle with a new transmission that has less than 50 miles on it!
But . . really . . don’t worry about me! There’s still fun to be had at my house . . even if it’s only the grasshoppers!