The cat, a garage and the car
I just have to share a story with you . . . its about a cat, a garage, the family car and a music speaker.
On Tuesday evening my husband shut the garage door as he does every night. We went inside and had dinner, watched a little TV and went to bed at 10:30pm. Most nights Charlie (below) comes inside and sleeps in her little pink bed. However with our warmer summer weather she has been staying out at night mouse hunting and then sleeping on the bench by the front door.
When I awoke at 6am on Wednesday I opened the lounge room blinds but noticed that Charlie wasn't in her usual spot, but thinking she was still busy hunting, I went off and got ready for work. At 6:45am I took the garbage outside, still no Charlie. I thought this was odd as she is always home by this time as she is ready for breakfast. Whilst outside I opened the garage and out ran one very sad cat . . . DH had locked Charlie in the garage and she couldn't get out all night.
So what did Charlie get up to in the garage . . . she tried so hard to escape and as a result she pushed off one of those very large old fashion timber speaker (from a stereo system) from a shelf which then fell and hit the car (see below).
DH was NOT IMPRESSED with the dent and scratch in the side of the new car!! Off it went to the smash repairs that afternoon for a quote . . . to discover that it will cost over $1000 to repair (US/Au). It isn't a huge dent, but the panel will need to be replace and to make it even more complicated, it isn't a plain black car, it is pearl black . . . requires more specialised paint! Thanks for insurance is all I can say as we only have to pay a portion . . . but any amount is too much!
It will take 3 days to repair which is a pain as we only have one car . . . well, it could have been worse!
PS the cat is fine, just a little grumpy. DH is fine, just a little grumpy.
Life is never dull.