You have all heard that quote - the best laid plans of mice and men.....
Sure seems to be true some days!
My goodness, I had all kinds of plans for the last half of my week. Grocery store on Wednesday morning to do a good stock up on odds and ends. A trip to Menard's - for all kinds of house stuff on Thursday as well as stopping at Meijer (across the road from Menard's).
The world had other plans!!!!
Got up and ready to leave early on Wed. for grocery and my Blazer wouldn't start. Now I know myself, it wasn't the battery - it tried to start. It wasn't out of gas - had plenty. I cracked the hood and looked around and checked oil and antifreeze, etc. and checked connections. That is about my expert limit!! LOL
Looked over fence and neighbor was sitting outside - so I yelled over the fence - he came to look. Well, the 2 main things he could think of required changing out 2 parts. We went and got them and he put them on and NOPE no start. At least they are now replaced and new (they were original 2002) - so should last for continued years. We got a work manual for my vehicle and it said to do all he had done. This went on for many hours! UGH!! Poor guy.
All the while he was working on things and trouble shooting I tried to stay busy ad keep out of the way. I did a ton of cleaning and straightening in the garage - made a tremendous pile of trash. Moved my old gas grill and it came apart!!!! (I haven't used in prob. 3 yrs.)
Cleaned out the back end of Blazer - I have a plastic milk crate with oil, wiper fluid, jumper cables, antifreeze, etc. Went to move it - and it crumbles into a million pieces!! Sigh!
Found another and got stuff transferred and cleaned up the mess of the old one.
Set down in the chair I have outside the garage and the seat split!
Standing on cement all day and my back was killing me.
Geesh - what a day!
A real comedy of errors. Some days you just have to laugh.
I am just thankful I was at home when this happened.
Finally had to break down and call AAA for a tow to repair shop. Neighbor took me up there so we could tell them what all had been done. He uses this place and they know him.
They gave me a sort of decent 'guess-timate' which wasn't bad - but said they wouldn't get to it till at least Monday.
Funny, I rarely go any where, maybe leave one day a week - but someone telling you you can't - changes it up!!!!!!! Hate the thought of not having a car - just in case.
Neighbor offered to let me ride to WM super store (cringe) with him this morning. I guess I will go - even though I don't like WM. (need to look for canned cat food).
Got a call - they were already looking at it and it may be much simpler than we all thought. The shop thought they knew the problem and it takes a computer thingy to measure whatever - after installing the new doohickey.
How is that for technical???!!!!!
Fingers crossed it is the easy fix and MAYBE I will get it back today or tomorrow!
My best laid plans sure went to heck!!!!!!!!!!!!
Such is life here in the big city!!
Some days the universe wins! That is OK too.
New day - new beginnings.
This my friends is why we are frugal - you never know what may happen.
LAUGH - it makes things better
Have a great day!!!!!!