Tuesday, September 29, 2009

the straight story

Well, you know how it is. We're riding home yesterday in the car and the speedometer stops (?) although we are moving and a dashboard light flashes and that makes me think "electrical problem" and so we turn off the headlights and things return to normal, which could mean battery or alternator, I guess, but you know, today we need the groceries and my head needs the haircut and the bank needs the deposit SO I awake at one am thinking about this, as you might, and want a burrito, as you might, and figure maybe I can do a couple of quick errands BEFORE dropping the car off for a repair and that seems like a good plan to try and I fall asleep again after some middle of the night facebooking and dream that me and my dogs get dog hair all over my neighbor's white living room. Disaster!



(piggy mugs and bowl by Gary Rith)

10 comments:

denis said...

you have the most bizarre life of anyone i know. don't ever change!

kcinnova said...

At least you got more sleep than I did! I can't even say that I dreamed...

gary said...

car would not start this am, but I got a jump and rode over to the mechanic for a new battery and alternator and NOW I REALLY NEED to get to the bank!

Lynda said...

It's in the mail ;-)

Farmer*swife said...

My dreams have been all weird and eerie lately. I want some funny, silly dreams.

Gordo said...

Yah, I was going to say alternator or possibly the belt that drives it. I've had the belt go and the car won't run long on just the battery. ;-)

Jay said...

I was hoping maybe it was just a loose wire or a short. Battery and alternator? That sucks. But, better now than when it's zero degrees and there's a ton of snow on the ground!

Michael Kline said...

Sorry for your woes! My truck was doing just fine since I replaced my starter 2 months ago, but just the other day I hear a loud metal on metal sound and I can't think that it's not the starter motor that I was so proud to have replaced myself. I guess it's time to get greasy again!

Good luck with your car.

BTW how was the burrito?

Patricia Griffin said...

Damn cars are like computers. Love/hate relationship.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

still looking for that dream burrito today :)