Two negatives = one positive...
Saturday, May 19, 2012
I have been considering giving up my blog challenge on Spark (to blog every day for a year) but I think it will be enough that I did not blog for two days.
I had two very bad days. The first was my court experience, concerning my daughter, it was so bad I don´t even want to go there in my mind, I had a very hard time to keep on afterwards. I had to pick up my daughter in the evening and that was no fun for her at all. Luckily e had a rehearsal at theatre and that WAS fun for her and I could leave my gloomy thoughts for a while...
The next day we went for rehearsal again - and passed a policecar who obviously saw that I did not wear my seat belt (find it very uncomfortable) As they started following us I knew that they would check my registration number - and find out that my car was imposed with a driving ban since I have not gone to the annual check in time...
And yes the blue lights went on and I new that it was going to be a very expensive morning... and so it was, I was fined 2 500 sw cr (345 USD, 271 Euro) And all because the seat belt, if I had worn it they would never had come after me.... the interesting part is that crisis seems to make me happier. This was a practical disaster as I knew I really had to do something about my car then, if I had the misfortune to run into another police check they would see that I already been fined once and would come down really hard on me...(doing the absentminded little old lady works very well for me in dealing with the police, I am nice and cooperative which many times results in letting me go with just a warning. To show my appreciation I mostly become a very lawabiding citizen for at least a year afterwards...)
COming home at night I went online to book a check-out time... the earliest was on tuesday 22 and I booked that. But I also went up at six next morning and checked for cancellations and thus got a new time at 9.10 the same morning. I still had the problem of winter tires, tried to change them but could not release the bolts - went to town at seven and got a firm to change them PLUS replacing a bolt that had been one of the reasons I have not fixed this earlier - I easily get trapped and passive when there is a problem that I can´t figure out how to solve - with the missing bolt I thought it had been broken and that there were a part of it left in the hub, it would have to be drilled out and I don´t know how to do that... I found out that it was nothing there, I could have fixed that months ago.
Then I went to the check-out, did not pass because my towing hook was rusty and have to be replaced, that´s another 5 000 sw cr... but I have a month to do that and the driving ban is lifted.
The things I managed to get done in 24 hours, I have been postponing since january because I did not have the energy to figure out how and did not really have the money either - it was altogether about 800 sw cr. Now I have spent 800 Sw cr PLUS will have to pay a fine of 2 500... "experience is a good teacher who sends ridiculously expensive bills..." so true.
Did I learn? Probably not, similar things have happened to me in the past, I am getting better at dealing with it but the risk is still high that I get paralysed when I can´t figure out if I can fix it or not.
The weirdest thing is that I get sort of energized in fixing all and I have also managed not to be too hard on myself with the whole thing. It is embarrassing but not a disaster compared to the situation with my daughter.
And the precious daughter asked when we will have our piano - I have the same problem with that as I did with the car. It is left behind where I lived before, it is a very heavy furniture and to get it I have to ask my brother and a couple of more strong guys to carry and I also have to build some sort of ramp to get it in the house...it is the ramp that paralyses me.
I answered dear daughter "when the police fines me for not getting it..." but I will in fact take some precautions today and see if it is possible to move it before june.