OK… you’ll have to hang on for a moment while I vent some extreme frustration… I had a post well-along, hit save, and got a 404 error. So I went back and found the draft, and the only thing on it is the title.
waaa waaa waaaa
The winner of the $25 gift certificate is CC! Congratulations!!
The runner up winner for the superwash navy is Blogless Joan! Congratulations!!
AHA! I got another paragraph along and had the same error problem… a little sleuthing shows it is CC’s blog address that somehow isn’t being read. Go visit her here: wwwDOTthreadstringandtherestofitDOTblogspotDOTcom.
I’ve been telling people all week that my favorite entry was “oh, it’s totaled, $2450″, but can I find that comment? Nope! Clearly I am delusional.
So, my other favorite entry came in this afternoon, from my god-daughter, who is 8, and who guessed $8888. Clearly she needs something special.
waaa waaa waaaa, I just lost more! It’s the list of what they will do. Hmmm, maybe if I present it as a paragraph instead.
So, here’s what they intend to do. OH, they did not consider it totaled. (I am hitting “save” every other sentence… this slows things down a lot!!) AHA, it’s something about telling you what the damages are that is also holding up the save process… $5579.90! The winner’s guess was $5575! (AHA, that was it, can’t type her name, go figure).
OK, trying a list again,
- CUT OFF THE ROOF!
- Replace it with another roof
- Replace the two passenger side doors
- Replace the rear quarter panel
- Replace all or parts of the roof rack
- Replace the side mirror
- Replace the gate with a recycled gate (hatchback part)
So I asked, What exactly is a recycled gate? It’s from a car that was totaled from the front end! I’ve been reading about unibody, or monocoque, construction, so I asked, You can cut off half the car, and it doesn’t affect the frame? Nope, it’ll be fine, guaranteed in writing. I have my doubts, so I have a call in to the Car Talk guys. Wouldn’t you think they’ll love it? Ice falling from above crushing a car, nobody hurt and good insurance so no tale of woe, and the question… Is this Frankenstein car really safe???
Last day… and did I have to see her too many times this week thinking last week was her last? Yes. Would she look me in the eye? No. Did I give her dagger eyes or say anything to her? No. Did I want to? Oh. Yes. Did I count down the hours? Um, yes, and the minutes too.
I hadn’t realized until Monday, when I unexpectedly saw her upstairs, how much this has been bothering me.
So, next week… Fresh start. I think I’ll bring in some deodorizer or something. Maybe I’ll go in over the weekend and burn some sage.
I do have happy news (as in my contest winnings and a swap package arrived), but weird things keep happening with the computer… so I will post about that later, or tomorrow!