First we get a call to go to the treatment center at 8:00 A.m…. mom declined! I mean she can decline and go at her normal time and just not so early. We get into town and then the car started ( for lack of another word) bucking or jumping a little. Not severe, but enough to alarm a person. It has never done that before. When the check engine light came on.. I parked it right away. I seized an engine up once long ago by driving one anyway with the light on. So I call the AAAtow and call for a rental and all being done in two towns because you are NOT in your own city. UGhhhh I hate that.. never know who to trust..mechanic-wise.So we get that all straightened out and then the mechanic says to me..”well it will be Monday or Tuesday before we can get to it”.. uhhhh OKAY.. since we have a RENTAL CAR we are paying for.. and they know it.. the guy gives me a look like.. WELL YOU HAVE A CAR ya know!! Talk about ticked off.

Someone is making bucks off us.. the AAA charged us 3.50 a mile extra for the miles into our town. YEP. mom’s NOT got the
“PLUS” coverage. Cars get complicated I sure do know that.. but I sure hate when they break down out of town and when it is close to the weekend. So the guy on the phone from AAA says “well I can’t send a tow out unless the person on the card gives the okay. WEll that is Mom’s card and she is hooked up to a machine at the moment. NO exceptions he says.. Ughhh.. so I have to call the center and have the okay given..(between you and me).. the nurse at the center gave it.. not mom. They
didn’t want her to get upset..which she would and there would go her blood pressure! Geeeez what we have to go through. Gotta say the tow truck arrived earlier than they said and it was all clean and nice and shiny and the guy did know what he was doing. Sometimes a tow guy knows about as much as I do about hooking them up. I have seen some whacked out things in my time. Enough to make you leery for sure. So Friday is not over yet.. DO rentals breakdown too? I sure hope NO COP stops me on my way any where, as there is NO paper in the car like a registration at all.. only a proof of insurance. WHERE is the proof? .. ahhhh it’s with the receipt that my SIS got, not with me. The place of business is closed for the weekend so fat chance getting them on the phone for anything. DO I sound stressed.. yep.. I am at level 6 about now.. earlier it was 10!

If I was a drinking person I would be on my second beer by now.. will be so glad when the day is over and I can sleep through the weekend. This surely has been a rocky week.My back feels better so far, but I haven’t lifted anything heavy , but the yard needs a mow. Don’t want to even think about what that might feel like. Guess I will put that off for now. TGIF!!!!!



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  1. Oh dear… First… youd don’t have to worry about Cops, you’ve been a good driver for as long as I’ve known you and you’ve not mentioned being pulled over, so you can relax on that. Seriously, you’ll be fine…

    Good on the center for having a Nurse approve, smart thinking!

    I’ve always had good luck with AAA with tow truck drivers, tire changers, tows and fixes. They’ve always been polite. I had one dood show up to change my tire that I would not want to have been in a dark alley with, but he was all ‘yes maam’ ‘no maam’ ‘I’m sorry maam’… If I wasn’t dealthing with AAA it was a crap shoot, but always a plesant experience if I used them… Oh, and we have “Plus” because we have a travel trailer that would have to be towed if it broke down..

    You’re doing fine!!

    • This AAA guy was so young.. but his truck was SPOTLESS. Sis drove home in it and she said she had NEVER EVER been in a truck that clean and the outside was clean and shiny and looked almost brand new. He said the truck was 5 years old!! She has had some whackos come and help her in the past and brother this GUY was fantastic compared to them. Still don’t know what is wrong with it.. hoping we don’t have to take out a loan to pay for the repairs.

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