Volkswagon Air Conditioning

Last Thursday and Friday we had an ice storm.  I believe these events are colloquially and legally referred to as “acts of god”.  I’ll save my diatribe about why the monster capable of these acts isn’t deserving of worship for another post on another blog.

Kirsten and I were up most of the night.  The girls, of course, never heard a thing.  At one point our bedroom was filled with light when a nearby power line was ripped from its pole.  A bit later I was wakened when a large branch smashed into the house just feet from where I lay sleeping.  All night we hard trees crashing like popcorn popping.

In the early morning, when it was still dark outside, our landlady came up to inform us of the large hole in the back of Kirsten’s car. :(

When it rains it pours, they say.  They also say god never tests you more than you are able to handle.  Are you having a laugh, god?

The good people at Portland Glass were able to get us in that afternoon.  Not only did they install the window beautifully, they vacuumed the glass and ice from the interior of the car (it was all over the seats and floor) and cleaned the carpets to nearly new condition.

At least the phenomenon is beautiful
At least the phenomenon is beautiful
Ice or glass?
Ice or glass?
How cool is this?
How cool is this?
Brent scrapes so Kirsten can drive
Brent scrapes so Kirsten can drive
Good as new
Good as new

8 thoughts on “Volkswagon Air Conditioning”

  1. I am so sorry! I am glad you were able to get it fixed so quickly! I happen to love ice storms, especially after the ice has come and the cracking and breaking has slowed a bit. We were without power for a while, but had so much fun! I hope all is well there.

  2. @Amy – I do enjoy them, too. Unless it costs me $270 when I’m trying to figure out how to make rent. They are extremely dangerous, costly and beautiful.

    I was thinking the other day about how efficient they are for nature. It’s like bears and wolves who take out the old and sickly bison which makes a healthier herd. The ice storm knocks out the weak and old limbs and trees so the rest of the trees and branches are stronger.

  3. The guy at the auto glass company first quoted me around $370. When he found out we have a $500 insurance deductible he kindly dropped the price down $100. Crazy! All that money we pay toward insurance every month and we still have to meet that deductible.

    Thanks for posting this Brent.

  4. Wow, you’re lucky as far as the power outage goes. I had heard that your street got hit pretty hard (I work with someone that has family on Lincon St.).

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