Have you ever noticed how car trouble just brings everything to a screeching halt? I attended a brunch/lunch today at Black Oak Casino. My next intention was to hop on the road to get a haircut in Pleasanton (yes that’s right). Well, I’m still in the parking lot where I parked my car at 10.30 this morning…….waiting for a tow truck. Apparently that’s along with all those others who did NOT get a tow over Labor Day weekend.
Yes, I’ve tried lots of tricks to undo a lockout failure. It seems my key is not recognized by my transmission. Ugh.
But I’ve spoken to lots of nice and thoughtful people. After instructions from Hal at Auto Tech, I was removing and replacing some fuses in the ‘sims’ (?) box. Two casino employees asked if I needed help. I let one, Chris, help me pull out a stubborn fuel line fuse (with instructions from Hal). Then Chris went on his way only to return a few minutes later to offer me a bottle of color water. So sweet.
Notification at 4:52: AAA is on it’s way. 5:34 eta. They told me 2.5 to 3.5 hours around 1:30 so this is right on schedule. Everyone has been as helpful as possible and this is a great text. 6:00: my baby Pahoihoi is a Auto Tech on Camage Road and hubby and I are home eating Mike’s pizzas. What a long afternoon.
Even though this wasn’t my idea of fun, I do love living up here in our beautiful mountains.Leave a comment