Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Journey of the Black Pearl

So as most of you know, via. previous post, I did not start driving till I turned 18. At that point, I did not have a car, but only a few months later, the Lord provided me with the perfect solution to that tiny problem. At that point my goals for buying a car were:
1. $4000 or lower
2. running

As you can see, my list of demands weren't too steep, and the car that I bought was a Black, 1997 Acura Integra, and the best part of the whole deal was that it only cost me $3000, and we bought it directly from our mechanic, who we know and trust. I fell in love with my new baby, and so we had to name it. Kyle's father Troy, came up with the ingenious name of "The Black Pearl", "Pearl" for short. This car is my pride and joy. When I left this summer for a month, I couldn't wait to get home and just drive her. Although she needs to be whipped into submission sometimes by means of repairs and maintenance, she has been a great first car.

So I've made a little "memoir" of her :)

  • When I first got her

  • When we "spiffied" her up with rubbing compound and wax

  • and... the most recent : (

anyone notice something missing? oh yeah, the ENTIRE SUNROOF. 

I was driving home from St. Augustine this previous Sunday, when it sounded like my sunroof had gone back. So I pulled off a few exits later looking to just push it back in place, and oh wait, there was nothing to push back. So I took it to our handy mechanic who gave me an estimate of $456, and that's with a used part. You see, no one will sell you just the window, they will only sell you the whole mechanism, but luckily, our mechanic is one handy man. He told us to just cut some plexy-glass and glue it in with window glue for Under $100! 

Even though this could not have come at a more inconvenient time, and I really can't afford to put down almost $500 on a window, the Lord is still good. Blessing me with a less expensive alternative and people around me to help. 

Just goes to show, that you can always find the "silver lining".

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