This week has not started out the best for us. Monday I got a call right after I woke up from the auto shop saying that the Land Rover in all its glory was going to be very expensive to fix and rather than fix it that we should just get a new car. You know it's bad when your mechanic tells you to get a new car that they think it isn't worth it to fix it. It had oil leaks, the power steering was going out, the drive line is minutes from breaking, in fact he said he was surprised it hadn't broke on us yet, it needs new tires, the battery is corroded and in bad shape, there was a wire to the starter that needed to be replaced and well you get the picture. So I called mom up and told her about what they said and she said not to have them fix it and that we will look for a new car. In the mean time we are borrowing Richards mom's car. This comes to play in the next paragraph
On Richards way home for lunch in his mom's car he ended up hitting a moose on the frontage road between Omalley and Dimond on Monday as well. The moose had crossed the road and was headed up to the freeway when something spooked it and it turned to run back across the road. Richard was only going about 20mph and slammed on the breaks and did nothing but slide on the ice. The moose's jaw made contact with the windshield and spiderweb cracked it on the left hand side. That's it! The moose ran off and no other damage was done. So his mom's front windshield has a nice crack in it and moose slobber. I will get a picture of it prob tomorrow to show you all the damage.
We also had to take his mom out to the Valley on Monday and work with his dad for a couple of hours which wasn't so bad, besides not leaving the valley till 11pm. Then once in Anchorage at the corner of Airport Heights and Debarr turning on to Debar we turned wide and got pulled over by a cop!!!! All because we turned in to the farthest lane instead of the nearest one. There was no one coming and in the middle of the turn the light turned green. This is at about midnight and there was no traffic at all. The cop didn't give us a ticket so we only got a warning but we got a fix it ticket because his mom had the car insurance card in her wallet.
So some good news, Richard and I might have found our new car or well I should say truck. Its a 2004 Dodge Dakota, 2 door extended cab, 4wheel drive, its silver and a stick which Richard likes and its a reasonable price which mom likes since she is the one buying us the car cause she won't cosign a loan with us. We are going to test drive it tomorrow then take it to our mechanic just to make sure that there isn't anything wrong with it and if it all works out we will get it. So hopefully by Friday we should have a new mode of transportation.