13 September 2010

5 w's

who: my car (not strictly a who, but the subject nonetheless. think personification.)
what: towed
when: saturday afternoon, apparently
where: (this is new) to a police impound lot that costs 600r/day
why: just to provide me with blog fodder, i guess

we have to find the lot, go and get my papers out of the car and get a paper from the lot-keeper, go to the central police station, find the person who signed off on the tow of my car (stop laughing), calculate the fine--and pay it, i think, go back to the lot and get my car.

in the rain.

with a rotten cold.

and a tired seven-year-old.

and the invaluable and always cheerful help of my dear friend, marina.

seriously--without her and my red plates, i don't think i'd drive here.


nicole said...

oh no thats terrible and no I didnt laugh my mouth feel open..

The Accidental Mommy said...

You know what you need? You need a hover-craft. Some sort of flying and floating type of transportation.

Come to think of it, I could use one too. Let me know how that goes.

Anonymous said...

Oh my. I hope I didn't jinx you with my impark stories. I have to say, this sounds worse.

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

You have the patience of Job. How.do.you.stand.this.car.madness?

Tina in CT said...

I can't believe the idiotic Russians in St. P. My daughter doesn't have these car problems in Moscow fortunately. I just can't fathom all that you have gone through with the car. It seems it is gone or not working more than you drive it. How frustrating for you.

And people still want to move to St. P!

Annie said...

I absolutely would not drive there....the parking is only ONE reason, the driving being the other! The militzia being the third. And....well, I heard on the news the other day that people who live in big cities actually have far better overall health than people in smaller cities, and it boils down to the exercise. I know all the reasons to perhaps HAVE a car, but I don't think for me they would hold water at all! Too, too scary.

Barb said...

I can't believe you have to go through this again. Totally sucks. Will you ever be able to find out why someone towed it?

junglemama said...

Ugh-- not fun. So sorry.

Holly said...

Time flies, doesn't it? Her hair is darling, as are the ever-present dimples. And is she wearing Hannah Andersen?

Congratulations to you both. I am so glad to see you posting mommy-posts, not still-waiting posts. :)