Friday, September 15, 2006

And the Jeep drama continues...

Got out of work on Friday and Jeep was nearly dead. Fantastic.

Since I have no mechanical ability whatsoever, I rely on my husband... who has a surprisingly strong mechanical ability... especially when it comes to our Jeep which has been the greatest learning tool ever. However... this particular weekend... he is away at a conference where cell phone reception is almost nill... there is a particular spot where every congregates to use the phone and then anywhere else... dead. So, I can't get in touch with him... so I have no idea how to handle this situation...

Enter Nancy... who offers to take me all the way home (lets just say that it isn't on her way home... think opposite end of the city...) Thanks so much Nancy! You are a lifesaver.

So the car sits in the parking lot overnight. Now, I was supposed to pick up a friend on the way home (who doesn't have a license) and we were supposed to go shopping and she was going to spend the night... yeah, that is out of the question. It's me and the Wonderbeagle on the couch eating ice cream.

Saturday I was all set to get a rental car... I call Victoria to ask her to take me to get it and she gives me her car... Seth will be home soon and she doesn't need it... Holy cow, I have awesome friends! So, I drive the Rav4 (surprisingly... I LOVED IT!)

I pick up my friend and we go to our scheduled appointments for facials... Very nice. Couldn't have picked a better weekend to get a facial! Then we go out to eat. I will spare the details because this blog is about me gossiping about my life, not other peoples lives. Lets just say that lunch did not end well and I ended up back at home... just me and the Wonderbeagle! Truly this weekend has turned out NOTHING like I imagined.

Sunday I do a Gilmore Girls marathon... the Wonderbeagle and I... until Adam gets home. We then go to inspect the Jeep as I have left it in the parking lot all weekend. We get some much needed jumper cables (you would have thought that owned a pair but nope!) and attempt to jump the Jeep. Left it charging for 15 minutes... Jeep started but promptly died when I took my foot off the gas... so we let it go longer... praying and hoping that this won't cost us an arm and a leg. Another 15 minutes and the Jeep holds its charge! We, cautiously, drive it around the parking lot... so far so good... I mean it still feels like a bucket of bolts but it's at its normal. YAY!



We drive it home and hope that it starts tomorrow (Monday) and it did... nevertheless... we are conspiring a plan to get out from underneath it... I have visions of the Jeep just spontaneously exploding and me being trapped inside, or driving on the highway and all the tires shooting off in different directions... my mind is toooo vivid! Anyway, we are hatching a plan... more to come if it works out!

Oh and for all those that will tell me that I left the dome light on or the headlights on... NO I DID NOT! What we believed happened, and is VERY likely, is that the brake lights were on all day... yes, I said brake lights... Seriously, you can't make this stuff up! Infrequently the brake pedal will stay just slightly depressed (thinking of getting some anti-d's for it) which in turn keeps the brake lights lit... thus killing my car at the end of a very hard day...

How am I still smiling? Life is fun!

4 comments:

TortfeasorG said...

I have to say that Jessi was a trooper. Every one of her weekend plans went down the tubes, and I was gone. She had planned to have her friend spend the night so that she wouldn't be alone...but, alas, so much for that.

I was supposed to take the Jeep to Cook Forest, but at the last minute, we decided that I should take the Honda since it would get about twice the gas mileage...

Also, right before I left for my trip, Jessi said she didn't think the Jeep was going to last much longer, that she just had a feeling... she was right! (i'm getting used to uttering that phrase!)

Vicki said...

Glad to see you still smiling after all your plans going awry. That attitude, honey, will take you a looooong way! :-D

kathi said...

You do have the best attitude. And a weekend curled up with wonderbeagle watching tv sounds wonderful to me.

Adam is such a great guy, and I love how he admits that you're usually right...such a decent guy.

Anonymous said...

I just read this today, you're welcome, I'm glad I could help! ~nancy :)