Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I got hitched!!!



I'm sure you were all excited by that blog title until you realized, Wait, she's already hitched. Sorry to disappoint you. I was referring to my car. Back when I had my Passat, love of my life, and then I had a second baby, we decided it would be good to get rid of Kelly's gas guzzling SUV and get him a commuter car (the Mini Cooper arrived soon after). And then we realized we needed a more versatile car for the kids, the snow, pulling the trailer full of crap to the dump, and transporting more than 2 1/2 people at once (which is how many fit in the Mini at one time). So I got my Tribecca. The problem: we forgot to get a trailer hitch with the package we bought. So for the last year, crap has accumulated in our yard because we couldn't haul it to the dump. Tree limbs, 17 (I kid you not) extra large bags of leaves from the fall, broken yard tools (Kelly hits them kind of hard in the spring), and most recently some of our neighbor's bags of leaves showed up in our yard. Strong wind we've been having lately. Anyway, it's time for some spring cleaning. So we found a place in Murray to put on a trailer hitch. I drove up today with my laptop in hand, thinking I'd just catch up on my blog reading while I waited. No...this place was a hole in the wall. They didn't even have a cash register, let alone wireless internet and a nice comfy waiting room. But they did have this charming picture on the wall with a caption that read:
"Truck $30,000. Boat $40,000. $40 trailer hitch with proper installation....priceless."

I thought that was a good trade for no internet. But since I would have been picking my cuticles into oblivion out of boredom if I had waited there, I high tailed it to the mall, 8 blocks away (which seems like a REALLY long way when you're walking and carrying a laptop) in hopes of finding a good wifi spot there. Instead, I found a crappy wifi spot that went in and out. Fed up, I headed to The Cheesecake Factory to console myself with some avocado egg rolls and a pina colada. It helped. Three and a freaking half hours later, they finally finished the trailer hitch, and I walked, with my tail much less high, back to get my car. So, now I'm hitched. And the yard will soon get cleaned within an inch of its life. (Mindi, wanna come help?) I never thought I'd be so excited to take a trip to the dump!

6 comments:

Mindi said...

yard work?? hey, i'm IN!!!!

congrats on no longer being a trailer hitch virgin. it's a big day in every young woman's life when they go to get their first ball sodered to their car....

ps jealous about the mini--you still have that? i heart them so

CaraDee said...

Love it. Here's hoping you don't have to be pulled back to safety in the Tribecca. But at least you got avacado eggrolls right?

Christie said...

Wow - that is quite the experience. at least you didn't have your kids with you.

Becky, yep said...

So did you like that place that installed it? I need one too!

DUH, next time you're at Cheesecake factory...you call, email, something! I'm always up for that place!

Tiburon said...

Dangit! If only I hadn't eaten 30 minutes before you called! I would have been ALLLLLLLL over it! You know that me and the CF are tight.

alex dumas said...

Nasty leaf bags were probably all kinds of stinky by then. You see what I focus on.