What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was warmer and it made me happy. Today I found out my 2006 Pontiac Vibe is dead. It will not pass inspection. This car is my "Brad". Maybe you know the Liberty Mutual commercial where a young girl says nothing can replace Brad! They went though everything together and then you "totaled him". She says "Nothing can replace Brad!". Then Liberty Mutual called and she breaks onto her happy dance.
Well there is no happy dance for me. My Vibe, my "Brad" is done. I thought I had five more years with him. It only has 50,000 miles on it. Although it looks brand new I guess it is like a house with no foundation under it. It could collapse at anytime.
What I have learned so far:
Happy dance and car don't go together. I have never bought a car with out a great deal of distress. I don't think this time will be any different. In the meantime. You can find me at home and "Brad" is in the garage.
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