Posted on 2006/10/23 10:15:14 (October 2006).
[22nd October 2006]
Sunday was the day set for the main bit of the move to the new house. After gathering some friends we managed to move all the bulky packages and the furniture that I have, now it's all in the house waiting to be unpacked/rebuilt.
Fortunately I didn't have much stuff to move and in the end in a couple of hours we managed to finish it all.
I really have to thank my friends for helping me it would have been a rather long process if they weren't there.
On the negative sides there is the fact that during the move my new car got scratched. I guess it is part of the risk of using the car as a loading device for the boxes, the worse part is that it wasn't me inflicting the damage.
I really mean it, I am not so much upset about the car (that can be repaired), of course I am not happy, but the thing that is really uncomfortable is that one of my friends was the culprit and it's a really awkward position for me now because I really don't feel like asking money for the damage or anything.
They were helping me after all, and even if it was an accident I wouldn't ask for anything.
My friend was quite sorry about it, this also makes me feel very bad, and told me that he wanted to pay for the damage...
I decided to take it to a garage near here for an assessment of the damage and, as I was fearing, the scratch is quite deep and will need a re-painting of the whole bit that was injured.
Needless to say that this shitty tiny five centimeter scratch will cost dearly, but on the other side the car is only two weeks old and I really feel that I ought to repair it.
This whole happening made me think about my relationship with cars. This is the first new car that I have ever bought, the other one was used.
I didn't treat the other car all that well, I rarely cleaned it, if it got scratched or bumped I probably wouldn't have cared.
I think that the same would have happened with this new ride, if it all happened in one year time, probably.
I always considered cars for what they are, a mean of transportation, but since I spent so much money on this one I think that the prospective changed a little.
On the positive side, let's say that at least the car lost its virginity, now it's a matter of taking it to some garage and get it repainted, since I have a free check up at the dealer garage this week, I will take it there and hope that they will not ask the hideous amount that I have been asked at the other unknown place...
It's a pity to keep a new car scratched. Have it repainted and send me the bill :-)
Posted by Federico at 2006/10/23 10:34:29.
So it's you, Federico, who scratched it! Vergognati! Shame on you!
Posted by Sheri at 2006/10/23 11:14:49.
Fede: Honestly don't worry, before we break our head let's wait for the final response...
I have faith in the car dealer, maybe they can be a little bit compassionate and to the work for cheaper...
But you are right I have to get it repainted it's a pity because it's new... Oh well, shite happens!
Sheri: Ohhhhhh if it had been you you would have probably blamed it on the CAT! :D
Posted by Lox at 2006/10/23 11:33:55.
For sure! You know me well, Lox. Perhaps too well.
Posted by Sheri at 2006/10/23 24:20:25.
Sheri: I'm already ashamed, trust me... :-(
Posted by Federico at 2006/10/23 24:30:37.
Fede: Don't be! It happens, please trust me it's not a problem, in the end it's really just a car!
Sheri: EHEHEHEHEHEHEH! :D In reality I am you next door neighbour (the one that you spat at). MHUMAHUAMHUAMHAUMAHUAHAU
Posted by Lox at 2006/10/23 24:56:54.
Posted by Sheri at 2006/10/23 14:17:29.
Posted by Lox at 2006/10/23 15:31:41.
Ah yes! From Doctor Evil (Austin power)?!!
Posted by Sheri at 2006/10/23 15:44:45.
Posted by Lox at 2006/10/23 17:26:10.