This morning, at 3 a.m., I got a call from the Kent Police, informing me that yes, our car had been found, and yes, it appeared to be “driveable”. Could I meet them at the site in twenty minutes? No. The car was towed.
This morning, at 8 a.m., Mitch set out for Kent with our friend Tuoc, on a grand adventure to reclaim our estranged vehicle. We were thoroughly (I think) prepared for the worst: to never see the car again, or to find it on blocks somewhere, minus wheels, CD player, several windows, ignition switch and so on. What we did not expect was to find it in roughly the state we’d left it (very messy), with a few things broken (rearview mirror, armrest, glovebox), but for the most part intact.
Nothing was missing, not even the CD player.
Now, from the time we bought the car, the lock in the hatch door has been broken. We’ve known this. We’ve looked into getting it fixed, but the fact that it would require an enormous amount of labor and the replacement of certain parts that are otherwise in fine condition deterred us from ever actually having the lock fixed. Yet, somehow, the fact that our car does not lock properly didn’t deter us from parking it in SeaTac, unchaperoned, for an entire week–and look where that’s gotten us.
But here is what we really did not expect: we got our car back (oh joy!) with a few things broken, but with one surprising thing fixed.
The hatch locks.
Also, Jesus Christ Superstar survived unscathed. That’s an awful lot of answered prayer, right there.