H is for hurry

As I wrote in G is for garage, I have a new car occupying my garage, and my plan was to donate my old car, a 2006 Honda Civic. While 17 years old, it’s been a very reliable car, and despite a few external dings, its really in excellent shape. Were it not for the opportunity to have a plug in hybrid, I’d still be driving old blue.

However, I now have the hybrid, and keeping two cars (in addition to BA’s car) seems a bit much. So, as planned, yesterday I filled out the form on Colorado Public Radio’s website to donate my car. At 9am today, the phone rang, confirming my intent to donate and walking me through signing the title appropriately. The woman who called told me I should hear from the towing company within 24-48 hours.

A few hours later, the towing company called, and we set things up for tomorrow morning. An hour or so later, while I was heading to run a few errands, the towing company called again. They had just had a cancellation, the driver was one town over, could they pick up my car now? I turned back towards home, hastily began removing the license plates, and I was doing so, the tow truck arrived. Five minutes later, Blue was on its way to auction. On the radio, when they talk about this process, people often comment how easy it is, “like falling off a log”. They weren’t kidding.

This all happened in a hurry and I’m a little stunned. This is the first time I’ve gotten rid of a car before it was having serious problems, and having traveled together for 17 years, I’m a bit melancholy over my decision.The deal is done, I’ll be fine, I hope Blue gets a good home, and I have what I hope will be a fine vehicle for the next several years of my life. I can tell its going to take a while to catch up with these events. Thanks, Blue, its been a good run!

Written for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge and today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Log

7 thoughts on “H is for hurry

  1. The only time I’ve had a car towed away, it had been totaled a couple of evenings earlier (it was parked, with nobody inside when a drunk driver ran into it). I’d had it towed to my home to figure out what to do with it — AAA had appraised it, and as soon as that happened, it was towed to their yard. It’s sad indeed when it’s a car you’ve had for a while, or even one that was relatively new — when it’s done well for you! I ope you enjoy the hybrid car!

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  2. I’ve had a few cars it was hard to say good-bye too. One was the Ford Escort I drove until it was well over 100k — didn’t take long to do that with a couple of road trips to CO and long commutes to school in CA. I was really happy when the service writer at my dealership bought it for his daughter and it lived down the street. 🙂 I saw it every day.

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