So – today I took my car in to get my winter tires on – this included a few fixes, namely a new rim because I apparently destroyed mine last spring (rock – cliff – bang – thud – poof).
And then there was the skid plate that had been reduced to duck tape. And there was the rear tail light that was not working. And, as of three days ago, a windshield wiper that was dead and gone.
So – the tail light – no go – the wiring seems to be jimmy-rigged so I need to take it to the electrical shop (appointment made for next week). The nice Kal Tire folks came up with a good fix for the skid plate that did not involve duck tape. They explained it to me. I don’t remember a single thing about it. All I know is that it works.
I have my winter tires on and the bill seemed ok at about $250.
But they couldn’t do the windshield wiper because the connector was broken and they had to order a new one. The local Ford Dealership didn’t have one. They had to order it from Edmonton.
And the price for the connector plus installation? About $650!
Deep breath – I booked it because if there’s one place in the entire world where you want your windshield wipers to be working it’s here in the Pacific Northwest.
I’m sure there are worse ways to spend your money. I can’t think of any right now, but they must exist.
Happier thoughts: nice Cable Bay hike with Abby today. Slept last night without coughing. I did, however make up for that today when I tried to nap – I would like to say that I coughed up a lung but I’ve already done that multiple times over the last few weeks so I’m pretty sure there’s no lung tissue left. It gives a whole new meaning to the term “breathing from the diaphragm.”
I finished writing another chapter today.
I stayed happy.
Hiking all weekend in what looks to be beautiful weather.
Okay then – kar kosts or not – life is good.