Reunited with Broken Glass
So good that we had to stop at Bruesters on the way home so Mommy and Maya could have some ice cream, while D and Daddy enjoyed some sorbet.
We headed back to the Sellers house (where we are staying before we leave for Lexington on Sunday….) when, WHAM! SHATTER! CRASH!
As I was backing the van around in their driveway, I backed right into a cherry blossom. Cherry blossom 1, Grasso Town & Country van, 0.
The window in the hatch, I swear shattered into 10,000 small pieces of glass.
So I immediately went into ‘think mode’ even though Maya was accusing me of not knowing how to drive and that I should never take the reins, ever, of the Mini-Van when she’s in it. (Demetrius cared greatly that his toys were okay.)
I called the local Chrysler dealership, a few service shops, a few body part depts – all associated with the dealer, knowing we had to get this done Friday or Saturday at the latest – we are driving to Kentucky on Sunday! (Maybe, unless we couldn’t get the van repaired in time!)
This morning I got back from my run, the phone rang…it was the service dept. of the dealership, “We can’t help, we are closing due to the Chrysler bankruptcy.”
“But I can give you the name and number to a great repair company we sometimes used in the past.”
I needed every lead. So I called, they had an opening today. They’d call back, it would be about $400. Whew.
So we ran some errands (Demetrius discussed how it was ‘now sunny’ in the back of the van…nice way of putting there isn’t a window behind me anymore…) and while Kim was getting her hair done, the kids and I went and saw ‘Up’ (I recommend it!). The phone rang about five minutes in, the guy could do it now – but not later this afternoon.
“Well, I will just come to you at the movies, I’ll fix it while you are watching it the movie.” The only issue would be if it the van was locked, of course it wasn’t….I drove (I never lock the door). He found it (how many blue mini-vans with Obama/Biden stickers in the theatre parking lot are missing their back windows?) fixed it and literally as we were walking out after the movie he told he was done.
So we went from S&*@ to amen brother! in about four hours.
After we picked up Mommy, got some lunch and drove back to the house (Mommy was driving), as we were pulling up, Demetrius belts out:
“Mommy, I have a great idea!”
Mommy: what’s that?
Why don’t we park down here (bottom of the sloped drive way) and not up a the top?
Good thinking kid….