Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Car Problems

Its only Wednesday and it feels like Friday. This week I've been going all the way to Brandon which is about 40 minutes away for training for work. The first day my grandparents had to drive me since their was only one car available, but they recently bought one for me to use while I'm here. I'm very grateful for it, since a car is not a cheap thing to buy. Since Brandon is such a distance a coworker and I are carpooling together. I drove Tuesday. Everything was going well, we got there and back to Lakeland in one piece. I dropped her off at her apartment and then was going to run an errand and then head back to my house on the other side of town. Well while on my way to the errand I realized the car was making a strange noise. I wasn't sure what it was at first, then I realized that the engine was revving up but it wasn't going that fast. I then decided that it would be best to try to get home as quick as possible. I was turning around, and then realized I wasn't going to make it back to the house because the car was only going 20 mph and no more. So I pulled over into the closest parking lot I could find and then called my grandparents to see if they could pick me up. My grandmother ended up having the car and she was in another town, so I had to find somebody else to pick me up, luckily my aunt was able to. My grandfather called the auto shop and they sent out the tow truck. I ended up waiting for about an hour but I am very grateful that the car did not break down on the interstate and that I have family near by to help. So since the car was out of use, I needed a ride to work. So the coworker who I drove, was able to drive and I could ride with her. Very grateful for the service though I have to say I was scared out of my mind. She does not like driving very much, so she was quite nervous, especially on the highways. I think I was on the edge of my seat the entire ride. Thankfully we made it back in one piece! After this week we'll be done with training so there will be no more need to go out of town which makes things easier. I have to say my life is getting busier than what it used to be. Its a nice change, though I am very tired at the end of the day. Its better than doing nothing!


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your car (and your new rider-scary!).

  2. It was definitely scary. Thankfully my car should be fixed by this weekend. The great thing is that he's repairing it for free!