"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Monday, February 23, 2009

Its been a fabulous day!

I got my copy of Tertia's book and I found out I was right about what was wrong with Vic's car. Wait, I didn't tell you about what happened to *Millbarge, did I? On Friday, I had been out running errands and the car was running beautifully. That afternoon, Vic went out to run to the store and when he stuck the key in the ignition, Millbarge didn't start. Everything turned on like it should but it didn't start. Hell, Millbarge didn't even make the clicking noise you usually get when a starter has gone bad. I told Vic (and the tow truck driver) that it sounded like someone had just disconnected or disabled the started. Turns out one single little wire had come loose and, once our mechanic reconnected it, Millbarge is once again running like a dream. Yay...no multi hundred dollar mechanic's bill!

*Millbarge is the name that was picked for Vic's car in the name our car contest.

**Tertia's book is great!!! It reads just like her blog.

11 comments:

Lollipop Goldstein said...

You got your copy? When did you order it? Mine still hasn't come...sniff.

Kristin said...

I think I ordered it about 30 minutes after I saw the post announcing it was available.

Nicole said...

Isn't it great when a possibly huge catastrophe turns out to be just a simple little fix!

Glad to hear the Millbarge is up and running and without great expense.

bunny said...

thanks for your comment earlier!

i'm glad you escaped the mechanic's bill, i just bought new rear brakes for betty and it was a big downer. kudos on your great diagnostic skills.

Cara said...

Oooo - the book! So - have you opened it??? Well???

Glad to hear about the car.

GINA and KEV said...

Nice diagnostic work!

ICLW

Andrea said...

Wow...I'm so impressed with your mechanical abilities! I could really use you around my house :) I'm going to have to get a copy of this wonderful book everyone is raving about!

ICLW

Kristin said...

LOL...I might have figured it out but I had no ability whatsoever to fix it.

Anita said...

Nice work!

Thanks for your comment!

Beautiful Mess said...

WOOHOO it WAS a fabulous day!

Meari said...

Good for you in figuring out what was wrong so quickly!! :)