Thursday, September 29, 2016
Does this EVER happen to you?
The month of September started out perfectly with the Orchid Show. It was fun to see friends both at the fiesta and the sale on September 3rd. Needless to say, getting home without an orchid was not in the plan.
I got two. A beautiful experience.
I ordered a replacement remote for my car from this great company in Georgetown, Texas named
Keyless Ride. Having done business with them in the past, I never worried that my order would not be
processed correctly. It was processed correctly by them, but when my mail service opened the envelope to
invoice me for the duty and processing of this order, they lost the invoice and the sheet with instructions on
how to activate the new remote. Aargh. Today I finally got the instructions from Keyless Ride via email.
Of course, those of you who read the blog regularly know the story of the mirror that was broken just two weeks ago. I'm happy to report the new mirror is on the car as of this past Tuesday at a cost of 600 pesos which is about $30USD for the new mirror and the installation. The mirror works - but now the window won't go up and down. You have to laugh.............or!
The bumper has still not been straightened out from the bollard that a resident put in front of their house illegally and which my car decided to hit when backing up. It's just one more thing.
But, the month is ending in rare fashion. A ticket was on my windshield this morning when I went out to
get in it to go out of town. And, as they do with Transito, my Texas license plate is gone! I'm not going
anywhere.......certainly not out of town. Truly I could not believe my eyes. The car is parked in the same place it has been parked for ALL the years that I have lived here - sixteen~~
The city or someone, at the request of the school across from me, changed our street from two ways to one way a few months ago, which now requires all cars to go up the dirt path that is not even a street! Seriously. Of course my neighbors and everyone else ignores the new arrow sign painted on the school and goes happily on, as always and ignores the arrow.
Well, I sat and waited for the policeman to come back to his vehicle which was parked on the dirt road for a couple of hours. To say I was and am irritated would be an understatement. I don't have this red hair for nothing......... Even after I explained the situation and asked for my plate back nicely, the answer was "No". In fact, he told me to tell my neighbors to park the right way also! Exasperated is my reaction.
With ten days to retrieve the license plate, this scenario is not over yet. But, thankfully September almost is and for that I am grateful.
Do you ever have a spurt of things that go wrong, one right after another? It's been quite a while since this
has happened to me, thankfully. Hopefully it will be a long time before there are this many things all at once again.