Monday, July 13, 2009

The Mis-Adventures of Steve and Dea Goble...


Our sweet little car its hard to believe we've had it for a whole year... and it was time to register it... In our efforts to be responsible and mature we took it to be smogged 2 weeks before the registration was due ( after reminding each other for the last month that it needed to be done...) Steve had anticipated we'd have trouble because we had a check engine light on and so we did wanna make sure we had time (and money) to have any necessary repairs done... We took it last weekend to be smogged and despite my few prayers it didn't pass... they plugged it into the computer and got 2 error codes they didn't even bother to see if it was pouring toxic smog into the air they just plugged it into the computer and gave us 2 error codes (one of which they couldn't even define) They laid it out they told us if we put so much money into repairing it they could wave the smog thing and we could still register it so we found a shop that could do the work...
**Fast Forward to today... We woke up early... we hopped in the car and we drove over to the shop... now the shop was close to home we figured we could drop it off easily enough and walk home and since it was a bit of a walk we'd stop halfway through and have breakfast... we dropped the car off and were told it could take all day... we started walking... it was nice beautiful morning cool but not cold perfect weather for a nice walk... We made good time and before we knew it Steve was tucking into french toast and i had a plate of biscuits and gravy in front of me mmm we left full and ready to conquer the remaining walk home... we were about 6 blocks off when the phone rang... it was the shop... They'd looked at the car and had a fair idea it would pass smog... so Steve told em hook it up if it passes call us back... we stopped at the nearby 7-11 for a cool drink and to wait for the phone call because the phone call would mean we'd turn back and start walking back to the shop and if the phone call was bad news we'd continue walking home and spend the day waiting to spend $300 so we could spend another $50 and register it... we sat outside the 7-11 discussing our options finally we decided we didn't want to wait at the 7-11 all day and the guy said it would only take about 5 min to re-smog... so Steve called and it had passed!!! We woo hoo'd and Thank God for the surplus $200 in our bank account and began the walk back to the shop... discussing how we would spend the rest of the day.... there was red velvet cupcakes and more episodes of a new tv series... Steve also had a run in with a razor blade.. all in all not too bad...

2 comments:

Danae said...

Glad everything worked out!

Tiffany said...

I'm glad your car made it. My parents have to get 2 cars through and neither look good.