Life is HIIIIILLLARIIIOUUSSSS.
It has the most whimsical, delightful little sense of humour, no?
All things being equal, we came out of HUGE stress last summer to Shawn’s heart attacks, then got through that mess and lost our beautiful dog Kira last November, had a bout of HUGE stress this year and came out of that to learn that one of our other beautiful dogs has cancer and now.
It’s dying, it’s on its last legs, it’s seen better days, it’s for the scrap heap. In short, I need a new one.
I can’t complain about this car. I bought my 2005 Hyundai Accent in August 2013 for $4000. It had only 78,000 kms on it and it was tiny and cute and I called it Tink. For two years I have driven this car without issue. Regular oil changes, my kid drove it to Ontario and back last fall, she’s been pretty good to me.
But, as happens with all old cars, when it starts to go downhill, it does it all at once. Like my Jeep. It was a PoS car that had all sorts of problems but I LOVED it so much. No one loved a car like I loved my Jeep.
Anyway, my car is done like dinner and I need a new one. Which is proving to be a challenge.
Because life LOVES throwing little hiccups just when you think the water is calm for a minute. I have to laugh. Truly I do. Because it *is* actually kind of funny. Also funny is that one week after I learned of its imminent demise, my kid got into a fender bender with it and now the front, just under the headlight, is broken and jutting out at a weird angle.
I’m not being sarcastic, I actually find it funny. Because, it could have been something much worse. And I’ve learned over time that you have to laugh at the little hiccups because if you don’t, you’ll never deal with the big stuff. As I used to say to my friend Kim at my old workplace: don’t sweat the petty stuff, and don’t pet the sweaty stuff.
Round to you, life. I’ll take your hiccups. It’s far better than a kick in the ass.