Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Back from the retreat

The scrapbooking retreat was great! I had fun, and got 17 pages done.
However, I had an eventful evening on the way home from the retreat Sunday! On my way home my SUV overheated and died. We had *just* gotten it back out of the shop Thursday night and paid $800 to have it fixed, and now, three days later it is dead. Ugh! I made it to about 2-3 miles from home, and OF COURSE I had forgotten my cell phone so I didn’t have it with me. So, I got lots of exercise walking the whole length of the gravel road about 2-1/2 miles the rest of the way to my house. Being out in the boonies, with nothing but trees, cows & gravel road ahead I had no choice but to just walk it. Doesn’t seem very long when you drive it, but it seems pretty darn long when you WALK it- especially when the ocassional car goes by and kicks up all the gravel dust in your face! (I did get an up-close view of the fields of cows, horses, and 3 deer though!) So, about an hour later when I finally did get home, we drove Joe’s car back to it and he towed me back. He looked at it and found that the radiator hose had busted, so all the water/coolant had gushed out and that’s what caused it to overheat. And the overheating caused the engine damage. So, dead/blown engine pretty much equals dead SUV. I will have to get a new one. Which I’m overdue for anyway, as it was a 1998 and had over 160,000 miles on it. But, we were hoping it would last another couple years since Joe just had to get a new one a couple months ago too. So, we’ve gone from having both cars paid off, to two new car payments again. *sigh* But, in trying to see the silver lining, I guess the good news is that I'll be getting a new car, AND I worked off a lot of the calories we consumed at the retreat! lol

5 comments:

FrogLegs said...

So... do you have a new car yet? Or are you guys gonna go look this weekend? I would imagine being a 1 car family would be very hard for you guys!!!

monica said...

Oh you poor thing? Were you scared???

Uisce said...

oh no, that totally sucks! especially that you just put so much money into it!

same exact thing happened to me, except for the engine damage -- I have a new radiator from a shop about four miles from my house... which yup I walked home from! I have to remember to use that for a way-back peek at my once-upon-a-blog.

Katherine said...

Oh, what a bummer! I know how great it is to finally get a car paid off and then - whammo!

Brony said...

Boy that sucks. Sorry!