not car trouble...again!

There was no Christmas shopping for me today.  Today was one of those rare days where everything seems to go wrong, and yet, still I survived. 

My brakes went out going down the road (I discovered a leak in the brake line and replaced the fluid as a quick, albeit temporary fix) later this same vehicle overheated, stranding me at a McDonald’s (the closest place to pull into once the smoke started pouring out from under the hood).  As I sat in the McDonald’s parking lot with my hood lifted, I could smell the delectable scent of French fries in the air.  Not a good day to have given up all things fast food, for sure.  I sat for over thirty minutes waiting for my son to come rescue me.  Thank goodness he answered his phone.

And thank goodness for mobile banking. 

After swiping my debit card three times with no success, I had to transfer funds from one account to another in order to buy the coolant that I needed to get the Land Rover back home.  Who knew I had spent so much money with so little to show for it? 

Once I managed to get back home, I used my handy jumper cables to start my daughter’s Honda Civic so we could finish our errands. 

I suspect this weekend will be very busy for my husband.  He will be fixing both the brakes as well as the radiator lines in the Land Rover. 

Thank goodness I know very little about fixing cars.

Until the next time…I’ll be finishing up my Christmas shopping. 



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Posted on December 1, 2010 .