* Good news, bad news

The good news is that I managed to get my car parked at school today before it was enveloped in smoke*.  The bad news is that I had to wait for 3.5 hours for a tow truck.

The good news is that the tow truck had a flatbed for carrying my car.  The bad news is that the driver wouldn’t walk near my car because he disliked muddy potholes.

The good news is that the driver said I drove my car onto his truck better than he’s ever seen before!  The bad news is that he nearly plowed into several cars as we headed for the garage near my house, texting and trying repeatedly to reach his boss by phone.

The good news is that he finally reached his boss.  The bad news is that his diesel truck was in a mileage countdown which would end with us traveling 5 mph to avoid emitting toxic diesel fumes

The good news is that I was able to clamber up the flatbed and drive my car successfully off his truck before the diesel engine quit working.  The bad news is that my car’s radiator is destroyed.

The good news is that the garage gave me a loaner car to use.  The bad news is that the loaner had a crushed front end and was missing a wheel.

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The good news is that the loaner was sitting next to the wrecked vehicle.  The bad news is that I need to replace my hearing aids.

New radiator: $560

New hearing aids: $4000

*The “smoke” was actually steam.  What good news!  And I was really driving my dearest teaching widower’s car, since he had to travel for his job and took the better vehicle.  Duh.

21 thoughts on “* Good news, bad news

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  2. Having to get towed can be a nightmare. Once my son’s car had to get towed and I followed the tow truck with my son. The tow driver made a left hand turn cutting off another driver who almost smashed into my son’s car and he took the turn so fast that you could see his car sway out to the right. My son was screaming at the driver…too bad he didn’t get out of the my car first.

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  3. I am reading this while my blogging widow husband and son are watching the Bathurst 12 hour GT Production race here in Australia and there was a dreadful accident and then two subsequent cars turned the corner and smashed into the carnage. You towy sounds scary. My nerves would’ve been fried!
    xx Rowena

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