The glass guy came yesterday and replaced my window. Hooray, my car no longer has a gaping hole in it! Boo, we’re out a couple hundred bucks to finance some vandalizing schmuck’s idea of a smashingly fun night out. The auto glass repairman was a polite professional who was amusingly delighted with the bottle of Coke we gave him, although I must say that I hope we do not have cause to see him again in the future.
Now we need to figure out if there is a workable way to amend our car-parking situation so my car is off the street. We have two cars and a one-car garage, which complicates things somewhat. My husband, being a car enthusiast who loves his vehicle, parks in the garage with my blessing; we would be much more upset if something happened to his car than to mine. I like my car and all, but it’s pretty much just an appliance to me, whereas my husband’s car is the sum of a lot of work and TLC over the past five years.
I definitely don’t want to start playing the car shuffle game that would need to ensue if I started parking in the driveway. It is possible, just barely, for me to pull off to one side of the driveway and leave enough space for my husband to get in and out of the garage, but that leaves my car in the grass. That would be less than ideal, especially since the latest issue of the neighborhood newsletter included a reminder that residents are not to park on unpaved areas of their property. Is our only option to pave a parking area off to one side of the driveway?
Ugh. I’d much rather be able to feel I can safely park my car in front of my own damn house without its smooth, newly replaced window glass shining like a beacon for bored teenagers inclined towards mischief.