Hick and I are at that awkward stage. I think I am ready to drive again, but HICK HAS POSSESSION OF T-HOE!
That's because Hick wrecked SilverRedO on Feb 3, the day he was supposed to pick me up from the hospital. He ran off the road by MAILBOX ROW! So close to home! Yet he got off into a drift, and tipped sideways in a deep ditch. A neighbor tried to pull him out, but only got SilverRedO in deeper. The AAA guy came and tried, but did not succeed, and in fact pulled SilverRedO into a position that put him against a tree.
THEN the AAA guy was supposed to come back, after saying he needed to fix his winch. But he kept giving hourly updates, and never showed. Then the next morning, his boss said he wasn't coming out for a $35 tow. After they'd already messed it up, and damaged SilverRedO. He did, however, so kindly offer to come out and TOW SilverRedO TO A REPAIR SHOP. Which meant the tow company would get a lot more money, because it would have to be turned into our INSURANCE. So Hick, wanting SilverRedO back, agreed. Since there is no other AAA tow service besides that one.
Thing is, if Hick could have gotten SilverRedO out, he was driveable. It's a smashed tail light, and body damage down the side. Pretty sure it's in the hundreds of dollars. Of course it will probably be our deductible, even though the tow company is at fault for the damage. They didn't put the truck in the ditch, but they pulled it partway out and let it slip back and into a tree.
So... since Feb 4, SilverRedO has been sitting at Mick the Mechanic's shop. Hick was driving A-Cad, but then said he needed T-Hoe to haul something to Pony House. And he's never given up T-Hoe! He even had to replace a battery in his T-Hoe clicker. When I said I wanted T-Hoe back, Hick said, "What do you expect ME to drive, the Acadia?"
Well. Yes I do. He's driven it all along. It's easier for me to climb in T-Hoe with his running board. A-Cad is just a little too high. No running board. With a lip that I have to drag my feet up and over to get in and out. Like a submarine door! I'm not comfortable. I like to sit up high in T-Hoe.
Hick seems to think that SilverRedO will be finished by Friday. And then he can give me back T-Hoe. We'll see. Until then, he's going to have to drive me around. In A-Cad. Because it's easier for me to get in and out of as a passenger.