Thursday, January 10, 2013

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch...

It was an eventful end-of-year at La Casa de Unfinished Work.

Meaning that there is, indeed, much unfinished work at the house.  We've moved back the date by a month due to appliance delivery and installation, painting, carpet delivery and installation, painting, tile installation, removal of old, yucky carpet (that apparently rotted on the perfectly good hardwood floors - but that's another story), painting, and some more painting.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch....

The Girl decided to go out on the town with two of her friends the Thursday after Christmas.  She drove her car, and had just stopped at a 4-way stop.  She proceeded through the intersection, and midway through was hit by an off-duty policeman who had run the stop sign on his side.

Thankfully, no one was injured.

However, her car is no more.  She is currently driving a Fiat 500, a lovely little rental car that gets great gas mileage.  Unfortunately, she hates it.  Which is bad, because the insurance company for the off-duty cop has STILL not contacted us as to what kind of settlement they're going to offer.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch....

The Boy decided to go to the movies with a friend on December 30th.  He also decided to go through a yellow light while someone else decided to turn left in front of him. 

Thankfully, no one was injured.

However, his car is no more.  We have already received the settlement check from his collision, and he is actively searching for a replacement car.  His criteria for the new(er) car is that it must be a "chick magnet" of some sort, have less than 100,000 miles on it, and cost less than $5000.

My son certainly has his priorities straight.

School starts back up from Winter Break this coming Monday, and neither Hubster nor I are looking forward to playing Taxi Service.  We will be laying down the law tonight to The Boy, telling him that he must find a vehicle that will get him from Point A to Point B reliably, regardless of the "chick magnet" factor.  If he doesn't, we may have to threaten the loss of Taxi Service.

Nineteen-year-old boys sometimes have the intellect of a rock, in case you didn't know.

I can only hope that with time and patience he will gain some sense of reality.

1 comment:

Linds said...

I would have put the taxi service into receivership long ago. You two are SAINTS, I tell you. Seriously - I am just glad the offspring were not dented and are well and requiring much taxiing. It could have been a whole different story, so your year is off to a good start.
Now - I want to see photos of all the work. The before and the after. You did take before shots?????