Chris and I went on a little date tonight - car shopping. You see, now that he is gainfully employed again, we have decided that we need vehicle that seats more than two people comfortably. Of course, we have the 12 passenger van, but our second car is a Mazda truck with no back seat. We love our little truck, but it is not too practical for a family with eight kids. Many times we have suffered from logistical meltdown trying to figure out how to get everyone where they need to go.
So anyway, off we went to the Honda dealer to look at a used Ridgeline. We test drove the one used Ridgeline they had, but it wasn't quite the one for us (apparently it has some transmission problems). On our way home from the Honda dealership we decided to stop and pick up some Cold Stone ice cream. We got into the left turn lane, stopped and when it was time to go again, lo and behold, the truck wouldn't go into gear. Try as we might, we couldn't get the thing out of neutral, so there we sat in the turn lane waiting for our tow truck.
So right now, our dear little truck is sitting at the garage and we are waiting to see if the transmission is shot or if it's just the clutch. Making this even more humorous is the fact that the Evan is supposed to be inheriting this truck when we buy our new vehicle. It is only fitting that the truck now has transmission issues since he has been pretty hard on the transmission these past few months :-)
As a side note, it is really humorous to see how many people pull up behind a car with its hood up and flashers on and wait and wait and wait without ever figuring out that maybe the car in front of them can't move. And what's with getting mad at someone who's having car problems? It was also humorous to watch a police car drive leisurely by without stopping to offer any assistance.
On the up side, at least we finally got to use our free AAA towing!