Friday, August 15, 2008

Car Trouble

I spend so much time sitting around the house that I was thrilled to have the opportunity to pick my mother-in-law and her friend up from the airport last night. I left a bit early to make a quick stop at the mall out that way and was feel optimistic. I even blow dried my hair, put on jeans, and...gasp... mascara. I was just about to the mall when I noticed my engine temperature meter was way past the red. I am no expert on cars but something told me this was NOT a good situation. I called Dustin who instructed me to pull over, and then I called my dad who instructed me to find a mechanic! Luckily, there was a Midas nearby or I may have been stranded on the side of the road in Mishawaka for the night. After inspecting my car for a few minutes they told me that a pipe-something-or-other split near the big silver thing... and I lost a bunch of some kind of liquid. (Yeah, that is how I processed it) Fortunately, the mechanic explained the problem to my dad on the phone and he told me I would need to have it fixed right then and there. I called my husband and instructed him to call his father as I was not going to make it to the airport.

They told me it would be about 2 hours and since I have ADD, I decided to walk to the nearest shopping center. It was about 1.5 miles away, which sounds like no big deal... unless you are almost 7 months pregnant and wearing flip flops. So 45 minutes (each way) later... I had pulverized my flip flops into a flat shape, I had blistered the bottoms of my feet, but I did get some shopping done in Old Navy!

So. My car is now fixed and I can walk again. End of story.