Well, yes… the thieves have done a number on our little plans…
The estimated repairs to the car to make it drivable are $1100. With those repairs being the bare minimum, the mechanic feels that he would not trust it outside the city. Joshua and I feel that it is time to call it finished with that car.
However, technically it is still insurable! And as it no longer moves of its own ability, we could park it in the driveway and consider it thief proof. That is our worst case scenario because we already know we need to keep our car insurance!
We are working on another possibility, but yeah…
In other news, our morning routine now involves one other step: “Go outside and see if anything else was stolen.”
Inside I just weep to hear these words and see these actions from my children.
Not only that but yesterday the children came to me and we talked about the car and saving up to buy a “new” car and the both volunteered to give up their ballet and hockey lessons respectively. Joshua and I had talked about the possibility but here they were giving it up of their own choice.
Now, we have been blessed because I just had a phone call with the Director of the daughter’s Ballet school and I’ve just traded my sewing abilities to pay for her dance lessons this year.
Hockey presents a bigger hurdle because, well, I don’t think they need sewing and it isn’t in our city so we have a transportation hurdle as well.
To paraphrase Shrek, my life is like an onion… onions have layers, my days have layers… I never know what’s going to come next!
and… yes Donkey! I’d rather it was a parfait!