Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Catch 22

It's like this. The insurance expires unless the car gets a license plate by Thursday. The license plate registration AND the insurance require an out-of-province inspection. The OPI requires some mechanical work. The mechanical work requires an actual mechanic, not just some middle-aged fool with a new Haynes manual, a fondness for eBay and a credit card. The mechanic is not where the car is now. Taking the car to the mechanic requires - you guessed it - insurance and a license plate.

I know, I know, I am supposed to arrange a TOW TRUCK to take this car, which I drove a thousand miles at high speeds through the mountains ten days ago, across town. Ain't gonna do it. On goes a plate from some other vehicle, away we go across town, off comes the plate when we get there.

Today, the car magically went from Al the mechanic's to Frank the autobody guy to get his opinion on what we need to do to make the skin and the frame last ten more years or so. And the plate came off when we got there...

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