Monday, January 5, 2015
Back in November, we got the emissions notice for the Lumina. I knew that it was the end of that car. The check engine light has been on since Den rebuilt the motor. Den wanted to sink a few hundred dollars in it to see if we could get it to pass. We weren't seeing eye to eye on this one. Its a 1999 with 175k on it. Yes, it has a rebuilt motor and new transmission but still, I was going to write it off. It was time to let old yeller go.
I told DJ when we got the letter to say his goodbyes when he was home. He knew that I wasn't going to waste money on an old car when I could put that towards a new to us car.
Have I ever told you about DJ's luck? He is the luckiest person I have ever met. Honestly, I can't wait to take him to a casino. I'll be loaded. No, wait, he will keep it all. Once when he was a kid, he said to Anna he wished he had a punching bag and I shit you not, one of his friends rang the doorbell and handed it to him. Just like that. That is 100% true. Stuff like that happens all the time and he doesn't even appreciate it. Everything works out so that he has smooth sailing ALWAYS! Everyone else fights to get clusterfucks straightened out all the time and he never deals with anything like that. Ok, I know I shouldn't say it but I'm a bit jealous at times. His life is easier and anything that looks like a potential problem, rights itself without any work. He doesn't even appreciate it because that is just the way it is for him. Rat Bastard(all said with a Mother's love).
Right before Christmas, when we were running a few hurried errands, he mentioned offhandedly that the check engine light in his car went off. ARE YOU SHITTING ME!?!?!?! I was like, how long has the damned thing been off? He said, a few days! I could have torn his face off. If the light goes off, there is a good chance that it will pass emissions and we could keep it for another 2 YEARS!
It was getting dark so I rushed him home and told him he was taking it to be tested right that minute! He was not happy about that but I figured that it was his punishment for being that stupid. I mean really, I told him that it was totaled if the light didn't go off and it just didn't click in his head! He had to drive at night in a really, really bad neighborhood to test it. I told him suck it up and just duck and weave. But with his luck, I knew that no harm would come to him. AND IT PASSED! I swear it was because of his luck. Now if he would only drive my van and get the light to go off. Sigh. At least, one problem was averted.
Not as lucky,