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Sunday, December 20, 2015

A ray of sunshine in the dark clouds

I’m still plagued by car problems and now hubby also has to have a windshield replaced in his vehicle.  It had a pit in it from his trip to Oregon in October and a few days ago it split all the way across due to the cold weather. We had to scrape a quarter inch of ice off the windshield before we could get on the road.

I just got my car back out of the shop again, this time for an electrical problem that the mechanic thinks is in the front door panel.  This could be up to a $700 repair but he replaced a fuse and so far it’s working.  I’m crossing my fingers it continues to do so for the long term.  The tech told me he didn’t know how long it would last, a week, a month or a year or longer.  There was no way to know since everything showed up fine when he scoped the car on the machine they use.

The ray of sunshine in all this is that the guy came to my house to get my car and take it to the shop about ten miles away.  That evening he gave me a loaner car that he delivered to my house at 8:30 PM.  I would like to know what other mechanic does this?  He made sure the car was an automatic too and had gas so I could get to work and back while he had my car in the shop. 

 This is the loaner car, which reminded me of a demolition derby car
Now I have to say this loaner car was like driving a tank and not the prettiest thing in the world but it was wheels and got me where I needed to go.  Beggars can’t be choosy, right?  Also the car was definitely a smoker’s vehicle.  It about knocked me over to stick my head in there so I emptied half a bottle of Fabreeze in the car and let it sit overnight so I could breathe driving to work and back. But again, beggars can’t be choosy.  I was extremely grateful he loaned me the car because he didn’t have to do that.

 This thing had dings everywhere and you could view the trunk from inside the car
Be thankful for all your blessings, big or small.  There’s always something to be grateful for, even when a dark cloud hovers over your head.


  1. That was nice about getting the loaner car! I hope you have a nice Christmas.


    1. Betty,

      I've been so busy, I'm way behind on posting and visiting blogs. I hope to catch up soon.

      Yes, that was very nice of the guy to give me a loaner car. I'll never complain about that, even if it wasn't in the best shape.

      Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. I hope your Christmas is wonderful too.


  2. That was nice that he got you a loaner car. Even if it did stink that bad.

    1. Liz,
      I agree about the loaner car. I never told the guy about using Fabreeze in it, or that it was very smokey. He was being very kind to even give me a car while mine was in the shop again.

      Thanks for reading. I enjoy hearing from you.



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