I’m still alive, but the cars around me might not be

January 20th, 2008, 5:05 pm PST by Kat

This joint blog seems to have turned into Greg’s blog lately. So since Greg has decided to blog at least 3 times a week, I’ve decided to try to blog at least once a week. Let’s see how long I can keep it up.

So this has been a bad car week.

Last weekend Lisa’s car started to die. It would not start, and then when it did start, it would stop as she was driving it. Her dad thinks it’s the alternator not staying in place, and so the car thinks she’s taken the key out when she’s driving. Not good!

She called Brian to pick her up, and he had a flat tire. So, she ended up driving it home, but is going to get it checked.

Then today, I went to our aviary to check on the birds. It had snowed yesterday (a dusting, really) and had gotten really cold out, so I wanted to make sure the birds were okay for food and water. As most of you know, I’ve named my car Rusty. He’s EXTREMELY rusty to the point of having my back right shock rusted-stuck. Well, today I think the back left shock joined its right friend. Every time I hit a small pothole or bump in the road with the left side of my car, the entire back end felt like it was… well… not right. I’m hoping something was just frozen because of the cold, but I think that’s probably wishful thinking. I guess it was too much to ask for Rusty to last the final 5 months of my stay here.

So now two of the three cars around seem to be out of commission. 🙁

UPDATE: Monday, January 21

My car is fine. Maybe I was crazy… maybe there was actually something like a piece of ice wedged in my left back shock… who knows. But now my car is perfectly fine. Well… as fine as a crappy car can be! YAY!

2 Responses to “I’m still alive, but the cars around me might not be”

  1. Eugene Says:

    Just get the Masters’ students in the lab to push you in the car. You can yell “Mush!” if they don’t go fast enough.

  2. Lisa M Says:

    Hooray! As of today ALL of the cars in NC are in working order!

    4 new tires on Brian’s Honda: $380

    Replacement ignition switch on Lisa’s Ponty: $255

    Lisa’s “magical” fix for Kat’s car problem: Priceless