Thursday, December 2, 2010

Looking at My Luck in the Mirror

Yesterday was a very busy day.  I went to my 7 & 8 am classes.  I went to court and was in a hearing until about 10:30.  Then I rushed home, changed clothes and drove to downtown Dallas to the hospital where my grandmother was having surgery at noon.  I came home late yesterday afternoon and then had class again at 7 last night. 

For whatever reason (I'm sure it had nothing to do with exhaustion), I remember pulling into my driveway last night at an odd angle and maneuvering to get into the garage.  I noticed that I was really too close to the edge on the driver's side and specifically remember thinking "I'll have to remember that in the morning when I'm pulling out."

This morning I was beyond tired, but had court so of course I got up, got ready, and got all the trash together and hauled out to the curb for trash-day.  In addition to those tasks, I got a phone call from a client who was hysterically crying because (1) her ride fell through so she couldn't make it to court (2nd time in 3 court settings this has happened) and (2) her grandfather was in the hospital.  I yelled at her, told her to calm the heck down so that I could carry on a conversation with her. 

I went to get in my car and was kind of in a hurry and I guess was going too darn fast as I pulled out and was looking in my rear-view mirror so that I could miss the trash bins and...

yep, you've guessed it....

nailed the side of the middle divider thing as I backed out.  Now, I've done this before (I mean, there is only about 3 inches of clearance between my mirror and the wall on each side), but I guess I'm usually not going that fast and the mirror moves each direction and is some sort of plastic-y material, so it's never mattered.  I've even come to learn that whatever paint rubs off from the house to the plastic comes right off with a Mr. Clean Magic-Eraser.  But today, a Mr. Clean Eraser alone wouldn't do the trick.  Nope, because this happened...

Shattered!  Turns out, a piece of glass can be ordered.  It normally costs about $40, but because my mirror has a blinker arrow included, yeah, that will be $227 to get it replaced.  Awesome.  Just awesome. 

I'm totally bummed, but really I am thankful that I didn't scrape the whole darn side of the car!  I went down to Dallas to check on my grandma today and noticed that it is very difficult to drive without a side mirror, so I'm having that puppy replaced tomorrow morning.

If I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck at all!

4 comments:

Kelsey Claire said...

Oh NO! I am so sorry. That is so something I would do.

Scrappy Girl said...

Bummer.

If it makes you feel any better you can be glad you didn't do what I did a week ago. I hit a 6 point buck going 55mph in my Escalade. $9,000 in damage.

Ann said...

Yuck. I've done that before too. Don't you hate it when you have to spend money on something like that? Here's hoping your luck gets better!

Emilymud said...

poor thing...I hate that!

 

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