Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Not what I had planned

I bought new runners last October. They are (in my mind) my "new" runners. However, just before I left for Africa, it became apparent that they are no longer new and in fact have moved all the way to "old" status. I needed new runners.
Today I went to buy new ones. I went to the store, picked out a pair, and then went out to the car.

The car did not start. It was clearly the battery.

I called CAA. They said they'd be there in 45 minutes.

I waited 45 minutes. They were not there, so I tried the car again. It miraculously started, so I left, making this the first time I called CAA and then left before they showed up.

(Since it was almost 7, I drove across the street to Canadian Tire. Long story short, the battery is gone & they are replacing the alternator tomorrow.)

When you combine this with the parking ticket I got earlier in the week, it becomes clear that I'm OK to drive but I should stop parking as that rarely turns out well.