No one said it would be easy Part 2.

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Leaving the niece’s new/used car with our mechanic to be worked on, we went to lunch at our local pub. I was two Cosmopolitans in and tackling dessert…

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( A scrumptious apple cinnamon crunch cake a la mode with accompanying hard cider)

… when the niece told us she actually hadn’t registered her car yet because when she went to the DMV the day before? She forgot the paperwork. Mind you she’s telling us this on a Friday afternoon, the day her temporary plates run out.

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Teenagers. You can’t kill ’em, but Lord knows it takes a lot of restraint.

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And what made it even worse? Her legal address is the Island where I spent my teenage years. She had to register it there. Did I mention the only way to get to the Island is by boat?

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We flew down I 95, put her on the 2:25 ferry with strict instructions she do nothing but register the damn car and come back on the 3:45. This left me and the husband with over an hour to kill.

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Yeah, you knew that’s where this was going.

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Two lovely Harvest Sangrias later…

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At one of our favorite watering holes.

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There was creamy clam chowder…

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And mussels with white wine and garlic drenched tomatoes.

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If we’d stayed longer I might have been tempted to play with their cider combinations.

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But it was 3:30 and I’d already had 5 toddies that day.

*Hic*

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Was that fish fleshed out when we went in…?

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Anyway, long story long… the teenager was finally legal with her very first license plates.

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Her car had been successfully tinkered with, her oil was changed and the next morning we gave her a AAA gift membership and 4 brand new tires.

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At which point I said, we’re done… and welcome to the wonderful world of car ownership. Tons of fun, but lots of responsibility as well.

❤️

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27 thoughts on “No one said it would be easy Part 2.”

  1. The last time I got a new (to me) car, I went and got plates for it right away because I know me and it’s too easy for me to do what your niece did and wait till the last minute. Glad there was still time for her to get it sorted!

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  2. This is why no amount of money would convince me to return to that age (late teens/early twenties). Such drama! Most of it self-imposed! You’re good people for helping smooth the bumps of that stage of life for her. She will be just fine, and appreciate all you’ve done, I’m sure of it.

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