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Murphy Can Bite Me

December 5th, 2014 at 07:01 pm

Two and a half hours waiting in the cold with two children on a AAA tow truck. That is how I spent my late afternoon and early evening. The starter on our van is the problem, completely out of the blue. It hasn't been acting up at all. But it is definitely the starter. On our flipping three and a half year old van. Hello, Toyota? I expect better than this from you. Who knows how much it will cost to fix or replace.

Also, AAA and your promised one hour wait time, can bite me. Single A, more like. I told them I was disabled and had kids in the car, too. Seriously thinking about switching to Allstate's road side service instead. My leg is in spasm from sitting in the van so long and I don't know if I will be able to walk without using a cane tomorrow. I am icing it now.

So I have recently been encouraged to see the positive side of things. So here it is: At least we had just bought dinner to take home. And were in a well-lit drive-in restaurant. And I didn't order the fish and chips because I can't use their ketchup. I usually order the fish and chips but was in a strange mood for a burger instead. Which comes with secret sauce, which doesn't make me get stomach cramps like their ketchup does. And I ordered onion rings so I did not need ketchup. So nobody went hungry.

And my mother was home and could take care of putting away the ducks, turkeys, and chickens, so they didn't stay out after dark where predators could have killed them.

And I had a book and the kids had the tablets my in-laws gave them at Thanksgiving, so they had entertainment. No one was bored, only cold.

Tomorrow I will borrow my mother's car to do the grocery shopping. I had planned to do it tonight, but that is out. I am hoping my leg works as I really hate using those electric ride on carts at the grocery store.

Well, I am off to feed and water and cuddle the rabbits. They always improve a bad mood!

4 Responses to “Murphy Can Bite Me”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm sorry that happened to you! A big inconvenience for sure, but good idea to see the positives that may the situation bearable.

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    Oh no! Sorry to hear about this.

    I have had Allstate roadside assistance for many years and have never been anything but pleased. Costs slightly less than AAA too.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That doesn't sound like much fun at all, although there were positives.

    Have you checked to see if your car insurance has roadside assistance? I pay $12/year for RA with Geico and have been pretty happy with them.

  4. snafu Says:

    Have you checked the warranty? Is the starter/ignition part of any of the long list of re-calls?

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