Car trouble is not what I need right in the middle of everything else I have to pay for.
Today, I am NOT a fan of fuel pumps - that quit working and leaves the car
sitting beside the road. Wed. night, on the way to church, my car starting acting weird.
As I drove out of the city limits, I tried to accelerate and the car just would not go.
It started jerking, so I checked the gas level. Although it was near "E," the light was not on.
So, I did not think that was the problem. Well, the car started jerking some more and it would not go any faster.
As I drove off the main road, sure enough the battery light blinked and
the car died - sputtering to a halt.
Thankfully, it all worked out that someone we knew drove by.
They turned around and with their help - along with my mom and a kind gentlemen -
the car was pushed into an abandoned parking lot.
My brother stopped by, but he couldn't get it to work again.
He later brought some gas - but that did not fix the problem.
Although it did not really embarrass me - I just did not want to leave my car
sitting there. But, that's how it ended up. And someone later pulled it to
his mechanic shop to work on. So much for roadside assistance - I didn't even use it.
Hate to see the bill I will owe for towing AND for the part AND for the labor.
More aggravation and emotions to deal with than I want to - and of course, that unwelcome,
Urghhh....the bill could have been worse, but I sure could have found
something else to spend over HALF of my paycheck on this week.
Let's see, I could have put it towards... the cabinet bill I have to pay, the hardwood floor refinishing,
the appliances, etc - etc - and etc.
On the bright side -
Other than normal maintenance and collision repair (oops! on my part for some of that, some
not my fault) - my car has not needed anything mechanical related in the 6-plus years I have owned it.
That is a huge blessing.
However, I work at a car dealership and just one time on the side of the road is
enough to make me want to "really" decide on another vehicle - instead of just talking about it.
Sometimes life just throws you a lot -
Some things I can handle better than others -
Sometimes I just want to go hide for a while -
Some things make me want to cry -
But....life goes on and I will too.
And I will try to focus on the good things.