Friday, November 6, 2009

Have I used up my yearly allotment of good luck?

After yet another 10+ hour work day, I stopped at Sonic for a BLT and big diet coke for dinner.  I was chatting with Laura, so I pulled up to a carhop slot and parked instead of going through the drive thru.

After dinner was delivered, I turned the key to crank up the Element - and nothing happens.  Dead as a doornail.  I told Laura I had to get off the phone and deal with this.  I sat for a minute trying to figure who I could bother on a Friday night to bail me out.

Then I remembered - I had the good luck to have my car die right next door to an auto parts store.  I hotfooted it over to the store, they came over and jumped it off for me, then put a new battery in and I was on the way home before the ice started to melt in my coke.


Traci said...

What year is your Element?? I just had to replace my battery for the first "official" time... it was replaced in 06 when I wrecked into a cow, but it died on it's own on Memorial day this year... Glad you were near an auto parts store!!!!!

RegentCardis said...

No, you are not done yet. You are knocking on the door for a BIS and it is about to open. :)

penni said...

. . . and the good luck allotment starts over every year. I;m sure you have enough left to get through November and December. Then the supply will be renewed.

Lybertygirl said...

You live a charmed life!