Friday, December 17, 2010

The Curly Windshield Wipers

It's been awhile since my last post, but honestly if I'm not in the mood to write, then the end result is always crap.

I usually drive in to work around 5:15 a.m. every morning- since I work with east coast peeps at times. Well, this past Thursday, it was raining. Raining enough that I noticed my windshield wipers weren't doing their job. My 35 minute drive to work was pure misery. I finally got to work by the grace of light traffic and being super careful.

Around mid morning, I noticed it stopped raining. I walked out to my car to take a good look at the wipers. What I saw was just shocking, the wipers were curling up, like my curly hair. I was appalled! I realized that I had to get the wipers replaced a.s.a.p. it was going to rain that very night and the forecast said rain all weekend.

As I walked back to my office, I was in deep thought asking myself, "when was the last time these wipers were replaced???" I just couldn't remember, so sad. Well, I called my local Acura dealer to see if the wipers for my car were in stock. The wipers were there and after promising to be around 4 p.m. I hung up.

As I drove up to the dealership, I said to myself, "My cute car is a mess outside and inside." Goodness, I'm tardy with everything. I have been meaning to clean my car for weeks. Anywho back to my story...

I asked an employee of the Dealership that I needed new wipers. He said to park, purchase the wipers and come back. He will replace them himself. I did just that.

I gave this nice man the new wipers. He had a rough time removing the first wiper (the long one). He was turning red at the face. He turn to me and asked, "huh, when was the last time you replaced the wipers?" I said, "I don't know, perhaps a year." He said, "ah, no. I think it's been awhile." I admitted to this nice man that it was probably over 2 years since I last replaced the wipers.

I asked him to check the tire pressure since I have been wanting to do that myself for weeks, even though I don't have a clue how to do it. I thanked the nice man and drove off.

I got to thinking as I drove home. This "Curly Windshield Wiper" experience has opened my eyes. I have been putting things off for months. My brain has been so cluttered with crap that it's making me a little absent minded. I got home and opened a notebook. I wrote all the things that I needed to accomplish that I have been putting off.

Is it working??? Well, I knocked off three items from the list this morning! I will continue to add to the list and cross any accomplishments goals off. I feel better about myself. Who knew that a little rain and a pair of worn out windshield wipers would get my brain flowing again!

Hugs and cheers,



Silicon Valley Diva said...

Oh lord, I totally can see that happening to me. Thankfully you got your tires checked out too. I had a blowout once and that can be dangerous.

Happy holidays!!!

Amber, theambershow said...

I need to do this, too! I've been making an effort lately to not sweep things under the rug so much.

Kathryn said...

What a great idea! I hope you have some self-care items on that list as well Dear Friend xo

Parts Monkey said...

It is primary concern in car safety to replace wipers at least every 6 months as 90% of our driving decisions depend on unobstructed view of the road. You’re lucky you didn’t encounter any accident for 2 years, did you? And keep up with noting the things you have to accomplish so nothing more would curl up! :)