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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Help for Pam... Finally
So... Pam was stuck in the mud in my backyard for a couple of weeks. I was waiting for it to dry up outside so I could move her, but it only caused me to tare up my yard a little more each time. So one sunny Sunday, I had a mini-pep rally in the house and I ran outside with hopes of moving her...
And it didn't work out.
So I called the local tow truck company.
Back up, now. I called a tow truck company a week prior to this, but they said "Nope! We're not playing in the mud today."
I told them that they only had to move it a few feet. They didn't care. I called another company and they said it was too late. (It was near dusk. And I live in the hood. They are definitely not having that!)
Anyway, I called the same company back on the following sunny Sunday, and they came out and towed my car out of the mud.
How simple was that?
It took all of 2 minutes to tow my car out of the mud.
And here's how my yard looks afterward.
Ugh. So I will spread that out and go buy some grass seed and hay and work it out. It should be a good learning opportunity. Can an oldgirl grow fresh pretty green grass where there once was grass? We shall see.
Oh, I tried to get my car out with some cardboard leveraging. No, I didn't have rocks and plywood. Only cardboard. And cardboard looks like plywood, right?
And look what it caused:
Wet cardboard stuffed all under my car. Yuck.
Then I finally manged to get it out from under the car.
I tried to wash water off my wheels with my water hose. That didn't work out.
The wheels are still muddy.
My driveway is muddy.
And I did something silly: I used a pushbroom to push all the muddy water off the driveway. And you see the results.
So you know what and how I feel about all of this...
...It's a high class problem.
I think back to my mini-pep rally in the house, singing hard and fast about how I was gonna get my car out of the backyard. No, I didn't go back there and simply get it out. I had to call a tow truck. It costs $75 to do so.
Any which way it goes, it is out. Pam is out of the backyard.
I haven't driven her yet. And it's been two weeks since she's been out of the backyard. No I haven't driven her. I just wanted to have her back in the driveway.
Now if that ain't a high class issue, I don't know what is. In other words, there is no need for me to gripe and complain about it. No indeed.
She may need a repair. I'm not sure. She has to pass emissions. The engine light goes on and off. So I have to get the emissions while the light is off. This means that I need to sneak and drive her for a week without the police chasing me down and giving me a ticket.