Well I had one blissful day of nothing broken or needing to be repaired then stupidity struck. I had backed my little GEO Metro (my 46 MPG, 20 year old car) out of the garage, shut the motor off and put it into gear so that I could close the barn door. As I blissfully pulled the barn door down Anna started to sound the horn of the other car she was driving… it seems that old Rusty had decided to go “walk about” and was rolling backwards down the driveway. Luckily… (and I say that tongue in cheek), the wheels were turned just a bit and instead of rolling backwards all of the way down the driveway and into the neighbors car, it turned and rolled in a circle over the edge and into an oak tree (as if that is good news). Well, it destroyed the back hatch and bumper and pushed in the rear body. It took me 3 days to disassemble the car, pull out the body, find used parts and rebuild the car. Now, old Rusty is back on the road almost good as new. Moral of the story, always set the emergency brake.
|shattered the back glass|