I am going to chose a very strange weekly smile this week! Well, before I get to it, I will talk about a few minor smiles – I did some drawing and computer art that I thought turned out well. I’m looking at book covers, so I can’t share quite yet… I also did some writing, which is always nice, and enjoyed some reading. None of that is worth an entire “Smile” post, and most of the week was pretty normal, except that I was carless. Is that word? Anyway, I was without a car from Sunday through Saturday.
I’ve written about my car woes elsewhere, and they are not really smile worthy, so I won’t mention that part here. But there is the sequel…
Although it has been nice since I picked up the car so I have been driving with the windows down, I did check out the air system. It actually works and the entire car doesn’t shake when I turn it on! The blower is fine, the air conditioner cools and the heater heats.
With the full checkup and everything else (I did the most expensive “oil change”/maintenance option), the car feels tighter than it has in a while. Tires rotated and balanced feel good. No rattles or shakes or shimmies or anything. As I said, it just feels tight.
I have been losing air in one tire and pumping it up (by hand) every two or three days. They tell me they didn’t pump it up at all when it was in the shop and it has been fine since I’ve picked it up. Right now it has been a week without losing any air pressure. Odd.
I can tell they did software updates on all of the systems. They always do, but I usually don’t notice a difference. For some reason, it seems a little different.
As part of the cleanup, I had to have the car detailed (it was a must!! I do not want to say why…). So everything on the interior is nice and shiny. The car smells of cleaner, though the smell of the disinfectant they had to use on the air system is even stronger. But driving with the windows open has freshened it quite a bit.
Long story short, my 8-year-old car seems brand new. It drives well and is nice and shiny. I don’t have to pump the tire (yet). It just feels new. I don’t want to have to go through the hassle, or cost, of having to have my car repaired, but if I do, it is great to get it back feeling like new!
That is my smile for the week, getting back my “brand new” 8-year-old car after last week’s emergency.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile. (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).