Wednesday, March 25, 2009

the little engine that could...

had some car trouble on tuesday coming home from work...speeding home on the freeway, my temperature gauge started heading towards the dangerously hot section. lights. beeps. so i pulled over (crossed 3 lanes of traffic to pull over safely all within seconds). collected my thoughts and an idaho transportation vehicle showed up and the guy checked everything out and put a little bit of oil and radiator fluid in and said i could make it back out to nampa. i went approximately 1 mile and had to pull over again cause my car was on the verge of catching my engine on fire.

called my roadside assistance and got my car towed to the VW repair shop and had a friend pick me up from the side of the road. called work and told them i'd be in later the next day cause most of my friends are gone on spring break or are working in the morning. next day got my car in the shop and a fistful of money later i got my car repaired. guess my water pump imploded leaking all over everything else in my engine and my timing belt broke they also informed me that i needed some other stuff checked out so i figured i might as well get it over with so he'd be running better.

all in all i am thankful to have had some money set aside, actually for a trip, but i can save for that in the next couple months and push it back. i am also thankful to have good friends like joey to pick me up off the side of the road, tricia to make me a ton of spaghetti, and andrew to drive me to work. couldn't have made it without them. i am also thankful to jehovah jireh because he provides. funny how his plan works out when my plans fail...

p.s. before heading home and all this car trouble i bought a weight bench and other exercise equipment for andrew and i so we can workout in our basement. i'm sure the repairmen and tow truck driver was wondering what the heck i had in my car.

glad i didn't blow up on the freeway too.

3 comments:

Leo and Jen said...

Ah remember the time we were all going home and Leo's engine blew up? Good times, good times!

Leo and Jen said...

Ps. Glad you were okay and they were able to fix the problem. That little car has put on a lot of miles. Hope it will keep giving them to you, specially now that you've poured a ton of money into it! Ugh.

Ian said...

Im pretty sure the repair guy never once thought that the weight belt and exercise equipment were yours....Love ya.

Ian