Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Car Woes

So, even though I just updated with my Project 365 Roundup, a REAL blog post is in order.

And, as you can tell from the title, it involves my car. I love my car. His name is Julian. I have owned Julian since July 2001. He's a sparkly blue, with a hint of purple (you can see it if the light hits him just the right way). Is it weird that I think of my car as male?

Well, anyway. He's been pretty good up until today. He wouldn't start. *sad face* It has cooled down for a few days recently, so maybe that has something to do with it.

But, I don't think it's the battery. So, I had to call AAA on him. For the first time. Ever. They towed him away (and stupid me for not taking my camera out -- what a great shot for a 365 THAT would have made), and I waited to hear from the mechanic.

As of right now, word is that he wouldn't start for them either (duh! After me AND the tow truck guy, did YOU really think it would for you?), they noticed the battery was low. So, they charged it some and it started. BUT, the mechanic seemed to think that that is not the problem. She (yes, woman mechanic) said they're not sure what the problem is, and even mentioned a slight, maybe possibility of something with the fuel pump (*groan* expensive!), so ... they're keeping him overnight. *LOL* Yes, for observation! But, more to observe what happens in the morning while sitting in a cold environment for awhile.

So I had to cancel a doctor's appointment and I wasn't able to make a Sprouts run this morning. But Brian said we could go to Sprouts tonight. (Wednesdays are double ad days, so muchly stuff on sale!)

By tomorrow, I will either be sighing in relief or be out begging on the street for money to get my car fixed *LOL*. We'll see!


Claudia November 3, 2010 at 6:22 PM  

Uugh - so sorry. My car is named Peppy, and he's a boy, too. I am sure the mechanic will find a million things wrong with your car - they always do - I used to joke that I couldn't get a toyota oil change for less than $1000. Hope they send him home with just a new battery.

Manda November 4, 2010 at 11:03 AM  

I used to think it was the cold for my old car, too, but it DID turn out to be the battery. Never know. How old is your battery? They typically last 4 to 5 years.

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