With the turn of a switch my day went from Yay! to Yuck!
I woke up feeling great after a restful night of sleep. My lunch was packed, my coffee was made and I was out the door thinking about my lesson in English today. Excited to finally start the writing challenge with my students I stepped out the door and welcomed the warm weather, heading to the car with a little spring in my step.
Would not start.
Just thinking about it now makes me sad- not that I’m all that emotional about car problems. No, I’m emotional about spending money I don’t want to spend. No matter what, it seems like every time there’s something wrong with my car I’m out anywhere from 600- 900 dollars. It doesn’t happen that often but it just happened about a month ago, so it would be nice if I could get a little break before the next car mishap.
I took a deep breath and called for help. Thankfully, I have friends I can count on when needed. Being chauffeured to work allowed me to do a little problem solving. Later I’ll get a ride back home and see if I can get the car to the shop. My internet research tells me it could be the starter, the ignition switch, or a faulty battery cable. Hopefully whatever it is will come with a price tag below $200.