Thursday, July 28, 2011
Well, I got my car back today -- but not without some drama.
The body shop called me Wednesday evening and said I could pick it up, but I was in my recliner with a frosty mug of Coke Zero, two cats on my lap, and O'Reilly was about to start, so I chose to pick it up this morning. Good thing I did too, because when I put the key in the ignition....nothing. Battery was dead. How the "techs" missed this is beyond me.
So, I was off to Sears to see what was wrong with my warrantied power pack. The battery was bad, so they replaced it at no charge. I got to bed about 2:30 and am at work with about four hours of sleep. We'll see how that plays out about five hours from now.
Now I'm relearning how to drive my own car -- things like the key goes in the dash, not in the steering column. And when I step on the gas, the car actually moves forward without having to think about it, the way that Hyundai did. And when I accelerate, I have to hold onto my coffee cup. That Hyundai had some deep cup holders -- not that it needed them.
I bought one of those "ergonomic" keyboards yesterday -- the kind that are twisted and shaped like something out of a Salvador Dali painting. NOT natural! So now, I'll be fumbling at home and then fumbling again at work, as I relearn how to type.
Oh, and I added another Talking Point. Liberals don't think outside the box; they ARE the box.