So.. I have had to spend roughly $1,000 on my car over the past month or so to get some old bugs worked out, get the horn replaced, and get the clutch replaced. Needed to get all this lined out so I could FINALLY get the thing inspected after being out since November. I have decided, right before Christmas is a crappy time to have to get a car inspected because if you do have to get something fixed first, you have NO MONEY thanks to Christmas. Anyways. So, I went to get it inspected and FAILED because the damn high beam lamp on the passenger side decided to, at that particular moment, STOP WORKING. I ran to Walmart and bought a new one, plugged it in, NOTHING. Took it back to the shop and they had to track down what was wrong with the electrical system. Got that fixed yesterday. This evening we had to go see my wife's grandfather, so I couldn't take it back to get it inspected, and on the drive home (on highway 19 just outside of Crockett) we hit a poor "garbage bag" (ie: Labrador retriever) going about 65 and there goes my front bumper, inner wheel well, right turn indicator, license plate, radiator, etc.
I blame George W. Bush.
Update: Well, I found out that my insurance will cover all the costs to fix this and won't total my poor old car out. We just have to pay the $200 deductible, which ends up not being as bad as we thought that was going to be either. I wish I could get the entire car repainted, but I bet they will just match the color up as best they can. Oh well. Maybe I should think about selling the thing after this and see if I can get a deal of the century on a new car?