Saturday, June 6, 2009

So I was totally thinking that

Idaho hated me and I was going to take it of my list, you know the "I might want to move there maybe if LM ever decides he would be willing to leave Oregon" list. But I'm trying to take a Pollyanna attitude about it, so instead of having bad luck in Idaho, Idaho is trying to tell me not to leave it...

Tuesday, I flew to Idaho because Twilight Van is all fixed up with pretty new body parts. My frousin Amy, who is now my favorite frousin but shhhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone, was kind of enough to take time away from moving to take me to Burley so I could pick up my van. Sadly, we had a little problem with her car battery...

like it stopped working while we were at a rest stop. I started to feel my unlucky vibes going on over load. Luckily, Idaho seems to be filled with lots of super duper nice people. A nice guy jumped the car and we made it to Schucks in Twin Falls where we met Mike aka McGyver:

talk about going above and beyond. He's awesome and loves his job!!! He had to do all kinds of fixing things and was super cool.

Once we got a new battery we went to get dinner at...CAFE RIO!!!!!!!!!!!


It's not hype, the Pork salad REALLY is that good!!! I love Idaho just because this place...and because they have a 75 mph speed limit.

Once rolling ourselves out of Cafe Rio, we were on our way to Burley when the car died, then died again and a few more times after that.

Amy calling Mike to get a number of a mechanic, that we couldn't get a hold of.

Back to Schucks where Mike checked the altinator then called John the most nicest mechanic on the planet...seriously...nicest mechanic EVER. While waiting ,Amy pulled out her crystal ball and saw that the mechanic wasn't going to find anything wrong with it....and guess what??? She was totally right. But hey, at least we made new friends. We made it to Burley pretty late which made Amy get home super late.

I have to say the beds at the Marriotte are pretty inviting for a Hotel. I slept like a baby. But I think that might have something to do with a 4 year old not kicking me in the face several times a night or hearing a crying 9 year old whose afraid of the dark.

I woke up bright and early to workout then took a walking tour of Burley to get to Crawford Body shop. Where my girl was getting all fixed up and pretty.

Here she is!!!!
Look how shiny!

Me super duper happy!

It only took me about 3 hours to take my hands off the 10 and 2 position to the more relaxed 9 and 3 position. I'm still really nervous about driving her and hyper aware of every little sound and bump but she drove like the day I brought her home from the dealership. She's lovely.

It only took me around 600 miles and swollen feet to remember that I had cruise control...


627.8 miles later we were home!!!! Awww its' so nice see her home.
But that silver car had some nerve to be in her spot...must be jealous...I would be.

Thanks AMY!!!! I'm still gonna feel bad for all the bad luck...

10 comments:

Warriorcats said...

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Memzy said...

I have no words. My Twilight heart is bursting!!!!

Markie23 said...

Life is so much easier and sweeter when you know that Amy has your back.

Mary said...

I'm so glad you made it home safe and sound. And your car looks great!

eekareek said...

You are cursed and I mean that in the nicest way possible. So glad she back. She needs to take us to La Push now.

Cathe said...

NICE RIDE!!!

Emily said...

You do have bad luck! Glad you made it home safe and you have a beautiful car to show for it!

Hot Pants said...

Cristin, I think I know why we had so many nice people available to help us out. Remember when I gave the bum 2$ when we were getting off the freeway to get our Sonic diet Cokes? It was like we pre-paid it forward. That was a fun night. So many silver linings...

Landee said...

I am in love with all your self-portraits! Ha ha ha! I know from experience those are hard to get centered just right. You're a pro!

I can't believe you made Amy's car go caput. I'm sure you did it on purpose so you could spend more time with her awesomeness.

Jenny ESP said...

That was quite an adventure! It reminds me of that movie, Adventures in Babysitting. Dawson's Garage. Thor.