Tuesday, November 18, 2008


This happened last Wednesday night.

I sort of feel like my car has lost a little bit of its virtue. For instance, when I bought my first car (used), the dealership hadn't changed the oil and didn't bother to tell me. I drove it 2800 miles and the engine completely seized up as one huge hunk of useless metal. So we got a new engine for it. But I never felt the same way again about that car. When I bought it, I chose it. And to have the heart and soul ripped out of it and another one put in, I never felt like it was the same car that I had chosen.

So now with this car, obviously it's getting a new passenger door and a few surrounding parts are being replaced as well. And they have to repaint that side of the car. And I just feel like it won't be the same car anymore, the one that I chose. And it's so new, and I bought it so recently, it's going to be this changed thing for years. We've had this car for four months. And come to think of it, my first car I had for four months when the engine seized. Do I have a 4 month curse?


Hugs from mom said...

After my accident I totally felt like my car didn't drive the same. Everyone send I was being overly sensitive (Gilroy family trait). But I'm finally starting to feel like everything is fine and I'm really glad I didn't have to get a new car. There were too many things about this one that I had grown attatched too.
So, I think you'll find, after time, that it will feel as comfortable and familiar as always.

Jacque said...

Look at it as initiation. Now it's seen some adversity and should it see some more, it won't matter, because it's already been broken in! Weak, mortal, breakable, we're all that way. In a way it just became more human. But the fact is that it can be repaired and keep on going, just like us, a little changed, we pick up the pieces and keep going. Aren't we resilient?!

Brooke Stoneman said...

Are you ok? yikes