If you are following my “car disaster saga”, then you know that I had three cars that we own die on us over the weekend. We ended up with one blown head gasket, one bad wheel bearing and one bald tire with a nail in it that can’t be repaired. I replaced the wheel bearing, it will take me several weeks to fix the head gasket and we are scheduled to get new tires this Thursday. At least my car is still running good, Right? Not so fast people.
Last night on my way home from work I decided to stop at Publix for some fresh fruit. I know I don’t always eat healthy but I do try to eat some fresh fruit every day. So I ran in and found some nice bananas and nectarines and was out in a flash. I put the key in the ignition and turned it and click click click. That was it. It didn’t start. I laughed out loud and said. This is ridiculous, God give me a break. After checking the battery terminal connections I determined that the battery was dead. While I was doing this, several people came within a few feet of me but no one offered to help.
I was about to give up when a nice gentleman asked if I needed some help. I quickly accepted the offer. We checked a few things and then jump started the engine and off I headed for home. About 5 miles down the road, I was beginning to get dark so I turned on the headlights and the car shut off. Fortunately I was moving about 50 MPH so I turned the lights back off and the car restarted. Whew that was a close one. I managed to make it home before it got too dark to see.
As expected, my battery had gone bad. Now what are the chances of all 4 cars having problems within three days? Calgon take me away!!! But yes, I am ok and glad because it could have been worse. Had I not stopped for fruit, my car wouldn’t have started this morning and I would have missed my gym workout and had to take time off from work (vacation time) to get the car running. As it was, the car ran well this morning with the new battery. And speaking of the gym, I had the entire gym all to myself for about 20 minutes this morning. I was able to get a great workout and work out my frustration before I had to interact with other people. See it pays to get up at 3:30 to workout.
Have a great day,
PS I am so sorry that I haven't been visiting your blogs as much as I should but you can imagine I am just trying to catch up at the moment. Thanks for understanding.