Friday, 2 May 2008

Coincidence, I wonder

I wasn't aware I enjoyed premonition. When I was writing yesterday's post I had no idea what was in store today...or did I?

This morning, as usual, I was rushing around tidying, cleaning and getting things ready for the day, particularly swimming things ready for Ethan's swimming lesson.

Five minutes later than would have been ideal, I locked the back door and unlocked the car. We got in didn't start. And I tried again, and again, and again. Nothing. It didn't even try to turn over.

I decided we could walk. I went indoors to change my footwear and as I did so the doorbell rang. Mel had just popped round to drop off a couple of things we'd left at her house the previous evening so I cheekily asked for a lift.

In a bit more of a hurry than normal, when we got into the changing rooms we were operating at double speed. It was then I realised I hadn't put a swimming costume in the bag for me to wear.

I went pool side to check if Ethan could swim without me and the answer was "no" but the instructor explained that there might be a spare costume at reception.

Whilst this would normally be abhorrent, I didn't have much in the way of options.

Reception came through with a spare costume that fitted and we were ready for the lesson in time.

I blagged a lift home and Louise offered to take Ethan to her house while I sorted the car. We were due at Lou's house anyway so I readily accepted her offer.

I tried the car again and it continued to ignore me so I called my friends at the AA.

One milk and two sugars later I had a working motor. Mr AA offered to run some tests but I told him not to bother. I wasn't bothered anymore so I didn't see why he should be. Plus I had lunch waiting for me at Lou's where Ethan was also waiting for me.

Those wonderful people (to be read with heavy sarcasm) at Essex Ford will not be seeing the motor this time. It's booked in with those lovely people at RT Rates this time. Hopefully they'll be able to fix it.

There are two ways of viewing today: lucky or unlucky. I'm an optimist, so how do you think I viewed it?


R N B said...

This is nothing to do with your previous post - this is the continuing story of a very naughty car.

Ann said...

But it's been fixed, six times.