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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Car Inspection

Well, we reached the final day of the 10 day grace period for getting our car inspected. We really weren't sure if it would pass because when we were in Ohio, on icy roads, we bumped into a truck that pulled out in front of us and it cracked our bumper and knocked loose the headlight assembly. Kevin finally, after speaking to several experts, used duct tape to secure the bumper. And glue on the light assembly. We took the car where we always do and we had planned to just leave it there and pray it would pass. We didn't really want to be around to answer questions. But, as it turned out they weren't terribly busy and they said they'd get to it soon if we'd wait. Normally, waiting at an auto repair shop is interesting: they usually have car magazines, mounted trophy deer, daytime TV, a water fountain, and a vending machine. I am entertained at these places and don't mind waiting. But, many times the smell of tire rubber gives me a headache; I do dread that. In this instance, there was no smell of tire rubber. The seats weren't greasy. There was a funny sign on the wall. But, what they had installed since our last visit was a 250 gallon salt water aquarium. And they had more in it than any tank I've seen in a waiting area. It was beyond fascinating! And I just happened to have our best lens with me. So, see what you think! I mean, I'd pay to see a tank like this! Guess we did, right? Sort of? By the way, the car passed! Allelujah!

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