I am almost ashamed to admit this: but Thomas (and I guess I as well) allowed his car to go past inspection… for 2 years. TWO YEARS!
Why you might ask? Well, because we knew it needed a lot of work and an entire new windshield, and unfortunately with everything ridiculous going on in our lives over the past few years, we just couldn’t bare to spare the money to fix it.
So we took the chance, hid the expired inspection by putting his wiper blades over it, and let him drive around like that for 2 long years. Two long years of being paranoid, wondering when he’d finally get pulled over, because we just couldn’t afford the repairs.
It wasn’t until about a month ago, when his luck FINALLY ran out and Thomas got pulled over by the police and issued a court date (fix it ticket) that we had to really suck it up and pay to get the issues fixed. We avoid auto work so much that we had no idea where to go, who had the best prices, out of all state body shops, we just had to choose one, because we couldn’t wait any longer (and if I were still living in CA, I know where I would have gone, 320 10th St, San Francisco, CA 94103).
I’m happy to report that after paying a little less than we thought (but more than I wanted to), all Thomas had to pay in court was for parking that day. Big weight off of our shoulders, but an unnecessary stress none the less.
Did you know that toothpaste becomes stronger than concrete if left on surfaces for too long? I didn't either. Thanks, kids!
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Cut Yourself some Christmas Slack goo.gl/fb/4WVJe2
My day as a parent isn't complete until I've threatened to sell at least one of my children on the black market. Twice. At least.
He only has himself to blame pic.twitter.com/UffL59jSmz
I'm forever teaching my kids to never say never... but... I'm breaking my own rules, here. NEVER EVER EVER will there be an elf on my shelf. Here's why: holdinholden.com/2012/11/why-…
If you have the desire to be in charge of someone else's bedtime who listens to you even less than you listen to yourself when you say "GO TO SLEEP ALREADY!"- having kids is definitely for you.