Totting it up

If I had shown you a before pic of the latest round of vee-hickle maintenance, which happened yesterday, it would’ve looked just like this. Lemme see, brakes, bushings, and probably an oil change, since that’s what the maintenance code was complaining about, and I’m not sure what else. I won’t tell you how much it all cost. You can probably make a good guess.

Next thing? The before pic looks just like yesterday’s. Because. New paint! Paid partly by us and partly by Honda. I won’t tell you how much that’s gonna cost. You can probably make a good guess.

The paint is happening next week at Ross-Beakes, conveniently timed in that I will be telecommuting from the Lyme Lounge in a remote location at that time so we will not need more than one vee-hickle.

What’s funny about all this is that when the GG went down to Ross-Beakes to make the necessary arrangements, everybody down there remembered him. I’m not sure exactly why this is except that we tend to take cars in there for body work for the most ridiculous reasons ever. Like…

1) The time we were pulling a bote trailer at Houghton Lake in the Frog Hopper and the bote trailer became disengaged from the hitch somehow and crashed into the back of the Frog Hopper and took a tail-light out. We remained calm and after the GG’s brother told us a story about his father-in-law seeing a boat he was towing try to PASS HIM, I am sure I started laughing.

2) The time a random thunderstorm blew through at 3 AM and *random* lightning exploded a tree back in the woods, sending tree shrapnel over about a block radius and shattering the Frog Hopper’s sunroof.

3) Or maybe they just remember the GG because he is such a cool, memorable guy. A guy who tells all kinds of funny jokes. Ha ha ha. I think it is 1 or 2. 🐽

4) There is also another weird Frog Hopper incident that we used Ross-Beakes for but neither of us can remember it.

So this is the before pic for my new paint job. It’s a fancy, tricky bunch of paint but those guys are pretty good. I don’t like driving around in a vee-hickle with deteriorating paint (unless it is named The Indefatigable or The Venerable) and I am thinking about my next vee-hickle. But I am not quite ready to part with my beloved Ninja yet. I know that manual trannys are (maybe) gonna go by the way with the increasing trend toward self-driving vee-hickles. I love my 6-speed manual. What to do…

One Response to “Totting it up”

  1. Margaret Says:

    If we had a lot more snow and many fewer hills, I would probably still be driving a manual. But it is terrifying on slippery slopes, of which there are many around here. 🙂 Good luck with the new paint job!