*** DISCLAIMER: the content of today's post was posted with Lacy's PERMISSION. ***
Lacy called in to see Keera on her way home from Tauranga yesterday afternoon.
She had been to a Guy Fawkes party.
She had a little story:
She got pulled up by a cop on her way down the Kaimai's. Apparently the cop had done a check of her car on his computer. It showed her car wasn't registered, so he pulled her over.
And yeah, he did a bit of a check of her car... and found a 'few' issues with it.
The BIGGEST issue was her 'fuel tank'.
Or rather, her 'jerry rigged' fuel tank.
A while ago a bad lot of petrol went into her fuel tank, and rendered it useless.
So Lacy, being the 'handy' person she is, decided to make her car a new fuel tank.
It looks like this:
The cop took one look and was literally struck dumb! He was IMPRESSED with what a good job Lacy had made of her very illegal fuel tank....
ABOVE: Clearly it had SOME features that were OK-ish (if it was a real fuel tank!), but at the end of the day, the car was a ticking time bomb!!!
The car got PINK STICKERED immediately, and the officer took the number plates off the car.
He DID allow her to drive it back to Hamilton... which was AMAZING, as usually Pink Ticketed cars have to stay where they are and be picked up by a tow truck.
So, Lacy's car is officially off the road.
I can't say I'm sad about that, as I was worried sick that if someone ran into the back of her car it would have exploded!
So, that's the start of my day! Blog fodder... gotta love it.
School/Kindy run first thing today. Then I'm going to do some sewing... join strips of fabric for the binding for Keera's quilt. Then I will have some 'hand work' to do at Patchwork Group tonight.
Brylee is home now, she's on 'study leave' and has exams starting soon. Griffin still has a few weeks left before the school year ends for him. I'm not sure when Kindy finishes, I will check at kindy this morning.
So, that's all for now... catch ya later.
I've made some great progress on Keera's quilt this morning. I made the binding and sewed it onto the quilt. Now all I have to do is hand stitch it down, and make a label for it.
I almost always forget to add the label, which has the date it was made and by who. So, I might just do that now.
*sigh* The car saga continues.
Stew was driving into Hamilton this morning, and what did he see parked on the side of the expressway?
We wondered if she had been pulled over again, or broken down?
Seems it was the latter, the car died.
So, I get a text from her at 12.30 this afternoon. She wanted me to tow her car into Hamilton.
I rang the Police to make sure it was legal for me to tow it? It was, so I went into Hamilton.
Stew met me at Lacy's and he went out in my car and towed her back to her flat. I didn't want to do it, knowing my luck she would have crashed into the back of my car!
So, hopefully we never have to do that again, I'm over her car.
I'm now home again, and in less than an hour I have to go and pick up Keera and Griffin. Oh well... I will watch some mindless TV till then I think.
9.36 pm: Since the afternoon, I've cooked a delicious veal roast with veges, gone to Weight Watchers meeting (first time in 2 months!) and then gone to Monday night Patchwork Group.
I've had a lovely evening, and got about a third of the binding hand stitched on Keera's quilt.
Time to sign off for the day.