Sunday, January 22, 2012

Malice

A couple of months ago, Shawna got in a bit of a fender bender. She changed lanes and didn't see the car next to her. It seemed like fairly minor damage, but the repair bill was around $2,000. So a couple of weeks ago we paid the $500 deductible to get it fixed. The body shop did a wonderful job. It looked great.

Then a couple of days ago... I noticed that someone had KEYED her car... right where the damage had been. We're talking a significant wavy scratch about two feet long. We got an estimate on fixing the scratch... $780.00!!

This makes me pretty angry. I don't think a complete stranger would have done this. Hard to say. I guess I just don't understand the motivation behind it. It's probably not fair to suspect anyone specific without evidence. 

Every time I see that scratch, I get a little angrier. I just cannot fathom that level of malice. The idea of karma comes to mind. While that term is derived from eastern religions... the concept is true. Whoever did this will reap what they have sown.

-=Elden=-

Wow

A ton has happened in the four months since my last blog post. I got married to a wonderful woman. We've merged our households, our finances, and our lives. It's been a completely enjoyable and exciting process.

I think there's always something in us that, when going through a period of excitement, waits for things to get back to normal. But normal is no longer the same. It's a *new* normal. Yippee! Still figuring out what that new normal really is. But so far it's pretty cool.

One of my best friends from my high school days (who I had not seen in about 25 years) drove about 550 miles with his wife to come to our wedding. That was pretty awesome.

-=Elden=-