I am enamored with my benefactor’s truck. It is a brand new Nissan Titan V8. I had to resist mashing the gas pedal heavily on my way to Ponder’s nursery yesterday. That truck has so much exciting horsepower and torque and makes the feeble inline four in my CR-V seem meek in comparison.
My car will be ten years old soon. I only have 96,000 miles on the clock, but it is beginning to show it’s age appearance wise. With the deer damage and with the paint coming off my hubs, I need to get some cosmetic work done. I talked to dad last night pleading with him to just bite the bullet and get my car fixed. I also need new brake pads and shoes.
“We’ll get some more estimates in the next few weeks,” he said trying to placate me.
Mom assures me he has several thousand dollars saved up in my account and why he doesn’t use this money to get my car fixed I don’t know. Maybe it is an emergency fund? There were hints that he would be giving me my mother’s car soon buying him and her both new Hondas. He seems to be stalling in that regard. He says it is nice not having car payments which I can understand. Dad’s 2005 CR-V has over 140,000 miles on it. Mom’s 2005 Civic has only 17,000 miles. The BMW X5 is rarely driven only leaving the garage on special occasions when dad wants to impress someone.
The Rigors of Smalltalk…
I am finding my talks on the phone with Kim very enjoyable, but tiresome at the same time. I am just not a phone person and have had severe phobias in the past over the years. I find small talk rigorous and will often write down a list of topics to talk about before I call. Last night I had a list to talk about all things Asian food wise such as sushi, our dogs, and our supervisors at work and most things related to work. It gets easier over time, but I would much prefer her to just drive over and let’s talk in person. I found out she lives very near me in a house her mother owns. Maybe, I can talk her into coming over tonight while we talk today at work. I will use my most exuberant charm and witty repartee to persuade her. I want her to meet Maggie as well.