February has been off to a fabulous start! Spot the sarcasm, because it is most definitely there!
My weekend was up and down and being without a car certainly does not help. I am using my friend’s car but as it isn’t mine, I don’t really want to drive around unnecessarily with it.
I got a phone call late yesterday afternoon to say that I can collect my car. I had already previously been on the mechanic’s case for not getting back to me about the car or getting back to me very late. As I already had to have the mechanic fix the hand brake cable that broke on my firend’s car while driving it, I arranged with the mechanic that I rather go and collect my car this morning. Then I could leave my friend’s car with him and he could fix the handbrake.
Well that was the plan.
On the way to work this morning, my friend’s car decided to shudder, almost as if to stall and all the gauges went flat. The car then went back to normal. I thought it was strange but as I would be dropping the car off at the mechanic this morning, I thought that I would just ask him to check it.
Until the car then totally cut out at the macdonalds. A good Samaritan tried to help start the car but there were no lights on the dashboard and it was totally dead.
I arranged with a colleague to come and fetch me and take me to work. I was fine until I started speaking to her and then started balling my eyes out. I don’t often cry but I think after everything I am past the stage of laughing and went directly to crying.
I eventually made it to the mechanic to get my car back and he showed me what the problem was with my car, some bolt broke off in the engine. To think that such a small thing can cause such a big problem.
Add to that, that in my state this morning, I then left my friend’s car keys at work.
I feel absolutely awful about her car as it was in my care and I should be responsible for it. Luckily my friend was very understanding and she suspects it may be a problem with her immobilizer as this has happened to her before. I just really hope it is.
I always try to be positive but I must be honest and say that I am finding it extremely difficult to be positive at this stage.
I am however grateful for good friends, good colleagues in my life and for good Samaritans that still exist.
I have not broken any mirrors so I am not sure where this bad luck is coming from.
Have you ever had a bad luck streak that never ends?
Wishing you all a blessed Wednesday!