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It was Friday the 13th, so I guess I wasn't going anywhere

Category: Random bulletins from my brain | Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:36 am

We left this afternoon a little after 4 p.m. to visit my Mom 2 hours west of here. Something had been niggling at the back of my mind all week about this trip. I wasn't afraid of a disaster, just something was not right.

It took us 2 1/2 hours to make the 45 minute trip from our house to north Ft. Worth. We stopped for dinner at Ryan's Buffet to let the traffic clear out some. Other than the meatloaf I had that keeps reminding me of it's after taste, the dinner was good.

We made it to Weatherford, about 45 minutes from where we ate, just fine and in good time. Then the headlights started blinking, the AC started going off and on and then the battery and alternator dash lights started flashing. The trip from that point to my Mom's is desolate and very little chance of a cell phone signal making it passed the hood of our car so we turned around and headed back home. 1 1/2 hours later (almost 5 hours after we left home) we limped back into the driveway. I kept the car running while Randy moved his pickup out of the driveway so I could pull in, got the car in place, killed the engine and good bye power.

So tomorrow morning, he makes a trip around to find an alternator in stock somewhere for under $300. If he finds one we make the trip to Mom's later tomorrow.....if not, he orders one and we make the trip next weekend.

Something tells me I should not have voted in the superstition poll Frank posted this morning. :)


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glendann wrote on Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:05 am:


Yes it was Friday the 13 th.
I made it Its 12:02 Yeahhhhhhhhh.




 

glendann wrote on Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:06 am:


oops Sorry ya'll had so much trouble toni maybe tomorrow.




 

eileen wrote on Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:26 am:


I hope you can get an alternator at a reasonable price Toni. Cars and computers eh? Fine when they're running but a real pain when something goes wrong.




 

Gardenstew wrote on Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:51 am:


Oops is this a karma thing? Is someone going to vandalise my toadstool today? I'll keep an eye out!

Sorry you had troubles Toni and couldn't reach your mother's. Let's hope it all gets sorted out for tomorrow.




pondlady wrote on Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:52 pm:


Wow, what a lot of time spent to end up back in your own driveway with no fun in between. Hope the fix goes well today.





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