Which means, it’s time for a slightly secret (but not really) update!
Remember on Monday when I said I’d go into detail about my weekend where I forgot everything existed? Here’s the skinny on what happened:
Friday we’re leaving to go to a wedding, so I head over to the parents house on Thursday night to stay over. Apparently the garage door had broken. Both of their cars were trapped in the garage, while mine was free. Friday morning, Mama takes dad to work and the garage door repairman comes out to free our cars.
Estimated cost of a new garage door: $1.5k (there was no fixing this, it would have cost the same anyways)
Awesome. Just the way I wanted my weekend to start.
We pack up mom’s van with our shit, collect dad from work, and off we go. 45 mins away from our destination, the car over heats. Flash back to the end of August when the parents were coming home from Myrtle Beach, the car’s heat temp would rise super quick then fall slightly, then rise again (cycle repeats). They took the car in to a local Honda dealership in Augusta, but they could find anything wrong with it despite having the car for 3 hours.
God damn it.
Flash back to now. We call a tow company, and they tow us to a dealership 20 mins away; they promise to run some diagnostics and get back to us tomorrow sometime. We manage to grab ourselves a rental car thanks to the Enterprise car rentals next door and continue on our way. Two hours later, but whatever.
Saturday, the fateful call comes in: the coolant system inside the car is dead. The guy said it was akin to the arteries leading to the heart getting clogged with plaque, and thus we managed to give our car a heart attack. To top it all off, the radiator had a hole in it, and so it was time for a new radiator.
Total repair cost:$ 3.7-4k
Worth of the car: $4-5k (in good condition, mind you)
I break the bad news to mom and tell her to just take whatever money they’re willing to give her and run. Mama uses the whole weekend to think it over and come Sunday, we drive back down to Atlanta with the rental car. She decides (after much agonizing and trying to reason with her) to just sell the car to the dealership.
So now the parents have a sweet ass garage door, are down by one car, and then killed their microwave due to old age.
Things just keep getting better and better around here! Luckily, I moved out so hopefully I can be spared their bad luck.
….but just in case
Hand of Fatima/Hamsa to keep me safe.