After such a great week last week, this week took a bad turn.
I mentioned to my dad that I felt like my brakes weren’t quite right, and asked him to take my car for a ride and make sure things were okay. He did, and when he came back, he said that I did indeed have a problem and my car would need to go to my mechanic.
On Tuesday, my car went to the shop. After replacing the master cylinder, my mechanic found that although that was a problem, it was not the whole problem. So now, I am without my car until Monday. Why? Because I need an $800 part from another state. Yes, my simple “my brakes feel a little funny” has turned into $1,100 worth of solution, by the time you include labor.
Of course, as it always happens, while I am perfectly content to stay home most of the time when I have my car, now that I am carless, I want nothing more than to be able to go somewhere. I don’t even care where I go, I just want the ability to go! We had plans this week, including a day trip out of town, which I’ve had to reschedule to next week. But at this point, I’d be happy just to be able to go to the store.
But, as I’m stuck here at home, I’ve been getting lots of writing done, as well as quite a bit of reading. I’ve recently started reading a new book, called Tampa Star, that I’m not sure about. I keep finding myself very, very bored with it, but just at the point that I decide to give up on it, it will get interesting for a brief period, just enough to draw me back in. I’ve been struggling the last day or so with reading it, and still can’t make up my mind to either finish it or find another book.
On top of all that, we’ve also discovered some major dietary issues in the family that we are now having to figure out how to deal with them. It’s proving interesting.
I hope next week is better