Since last Tuesday (June 17):

My daughter’s car has been inspected, had the oil changed, and received two new tires.

My SUV has had new brakes–twice, the first parts proving defective–been inspected, had the tires rotated, and received a new battery.

My husband’s car has been involved in an accident (while I was driving–not my fault) and is awaiting repairs to the front fender, bumper, and door. Of course this is after I spent time with the other guy’s insurance adjuster and recounted the accident to two different insurance representatives.

The only expected things in this list were the state inspections. Everything else was a surprise. I’m so ready for all my cars to just need gas. As painful as it is to fill up, it’s much better than being on a first name basis with the guys at the garage!