Broken shock mount

We finally got our van fixed. It’s amazing how much more you talk about getting a new car for the family when you are having problems with the old one.  Even if those problems are ones that are fairly easily fixed.

Now, as most people know, I am not one for getting things done in a timely manner.  I don’t know if anyone has every received a birthday card or gift from me prior to their birthday.  While moving, we managed to break a shock mount bracket on the rear passenger side of the van.  It was still driveable so we managed to get a full month out of it before finally getting it fixed.  It was an interesting month.  Very bumpy. In fact, you could hit a good bump and make sideways leap of a good 3 or 4 inches.  Almost like some sort of amusement park ride. It was good thing it has front wheel drive so that only the rear end seemed to leap sideways.

Honestly, one of the reasons I took so long to get it fixed was because I was afraid it would be hundreds of dollars and I just didn’t want to face that reality.  On top of this, it needed an oil change (by a couple of months), a blinker light was out, and the inspection sticker was expired.  I know, I deserve a whippin’. Well, we finally took it in last week and they took care of ALL of the problems for a price tag of . . .  wait for it . . . drum roll . . . $72.

woohoo!  We’ve barely mentioned getting that new Trailblazer this week.

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