There's a long list of repairs and mechanics. I could scan in all the maintenance reciepts but that would take too long. There was South Philly Mike (who of course called me Susan) Chinese Don, Pinto Eddie..
Last time I had to take her in was 8 days before Christmas when the check engine light (which had of course been on for two months) started pulsing. Orange and pulsing.That alarmed me just a bit more. Pinto Eddie smiled as I paid him another $278 and said- "kiddo this car was operating on 3 cylinders= now I got you on 3.5. Hopefully it makes it through the winter kid- but 2011 you're gonna get yourself a new car" (who's buying?).
The passenger side mirror has been drilled in twice. Once by Casey Hughes of Flying Fish. That lasted several months- then Ricky- one of our talented brewers noticed it while I was at the brewery one day and put three more screws in it. That thing wasn't moving.
The car is all but falling apart. I think Pinto Eddie is right. But apparently she's not going away with out a few more dinks.
Today I got out to my car assuming a ticket will be on the snowy window underneath the just replaced windshield wiper that's frozen to the glass. No ticket. Phew. I walk around to the other side of the car and see my right front mirror dangling. Curious. I don't get that upset because I've been here before and I will just get some apoxy from friend Wendy or some screws from Casey and it should last me for the remaining months with my car. I have to take care of it by tomorrow because I have to drive to Hunterdon Co. for a VIM (very imp meeting). Then I see someone has left me a love letter. I just assumed it was from the crasher. But-no -An eye witness!!!
"I saw your car get hit by a trash truck. And take off"
This nice citizen Rich- included the truck number, license plate, and Company-Allied Waste Management.
I called and the director of Operations at AWM but he had left for the day. So then Lance romance instructed me to call 911. "Vigilappy" as we liked to call him says, "This is a crime,and it needs to be reported." I agreed-after all it is a city vehicle to boot. It takes the cops an hour to get there. I was freeeeeeeeeeeezing.
We fill out the report and I move on with my night. I will call back tomorrow and share an update.
And the MOST curious thing-It's not even TRASH day...