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What a busy day it was today…

April 8, 2004, 11:13 PM

Somehow, people can smell when there’s only one of us on the Service Desk, and so as soon as it’s only me on there while the other person goes to break or something, everyone and their mother decides to come to the Service Desk with a return, a list of a bazillion money orders, and a few MoneyGrams. And of course let’s not forget people cashing payroll checks, too. Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, as plans currently stand, the van will be MINE by Monday! That’s right, MINE! No longer will it be my parents’ car that they let me use. Now I will own it outright.

I’m talking this car:

The Previa

And when it becomes mine, I’m doing a minor overhaul on it. For one thing, new plates. Trust me, it’s time. Then to go with that, what remains of my JMU Dukes license plate frame is going. That’s about half the frame. The lower half of it broke off somehow. Don’t look at me. I don’t know.

I’m also finally ripping out the original radio on the car, which hasn’t worked since 1999, and putting in a new one. I’m not sure yet what I will put in, but it will have no tape deck, have a CD player on it, and possibly have a remote control. Nothing too expensive, since I really just need it for some mild-to-moderate auditory stimulation to break up the monotony of some road trips. I do not need something that is so loud that the guy in the lane next to me knows what I’m listening to. All I know is that it will be a good, solid radio with CD player, and my friends will no longer make me carry a portable radio in the back seat. I do, however, think that the remote control is a little over the top, but I do see a safety advantage to having one, if I can change the station using something that will prevent me from having to reach over and fumble with it.

But anyway, I’m also going to take a day and finally do some serious cleaning on that thing. Since anyone who’s seen my car will agree that it badly needs a cleaning on the inside. The driver’s seat area has a lot of stuff that I’ve tracked in on it, and it’s very dusty throughout. So I’m ready to clean.

You know what it is… there’s something about doing something to make it nice when it’s actually yours because now you have some ownership going on, and you can take pride in your stuff.

Of course, first we need to get the title transferred. Since we can’t put the cart before the horse, don’t you know…

Categories: Toyota Previa, Walmart