More Fun With Transportation
November 23, 2010 3 Comments
So on my way home from picking Jack up from doggie daycare (4 hours before my flight for Thanksgiving was scheduled to leave) my alternator died. My console and radio went out first. The car started sputtering. I barely pulled into my apartment complex as the entire car shut down. Now, my car is parked on the opposite side of the complex (a good two physical blocks away, this is a huge complex). But it is still safe, in the complex, rather than in the middle of the street somewhere.
Jack and I walked the remainder of the distance home (which he was perfectly thrilled about the extra walk).
I called the auto people to confirm that, yes, all the symptoms I’m reporting are from the bad alternator. I’ll have to tow it in to the shop on Sunday (bummer).
Then I got on the internet and started looking up rates for airport shuttles. With only a 2 hour advanced notice for when I needed to be picked up and the Thanksgiving holiday I knew I would be cutting it close finding myself a ride.
After 3 calls I found a place that would take me to the airport, for $70. Well, it is only marginally more than the airport parking would have been ($48 for the trip). I’m hoping that BF’s car will get fixed by next Saturday when I need to be picked up.
I hate feeling stranded, and definitely hate feeling stressed about getting to the airport. I know it will all work out in the end but MAN is it stressful in the process.
I’m off to Thanksgiving now guys… I have no scheduled posts in the wings… so if you hear from me before Sunday it is because I’ve managed to sneak on to my grandma’s computer OR that I completely missed my flight!