First off, I have to let y'all know that I "fell off the wagon" and had
myself a smoking/Mt.Dew binge for a coupla days there. I have picked myself up
and am starting again, though. As soon as Quitmeter.com stops being a pain in
the backside I will reset my numbers and get my doohickey back up
Did you know that some genius put a thingy in cars that makes sure that the tires are all "looking" the same way? Wow, that Ford guy was pretty special. I didn't know that until Friday, when my thingy (found out it is called a tie rod) BROKE. Without even ASKING.
I was driving up to the bank when, while going around a corner, my car let out a scream. Since the bank was only 1-2 blocks from my folks' house, I thought that I would be able to finish my business and carefully get the car to their house.
I was wrong.
As I turned into the bank drive-thru, my car gave a shudder and refused to move forward or back. Getting out and moving around to the front of the van, I noticed that the front tires were "cross-eyed". Great.
After a flurry of frantic phone calls, I finally got the car moved to a parking space (out of the way of crazy people racing to the bank to get their $$) and was on my way to my folks' place to wait for Mr. Barefoot to fix my poor disabled van.
Hours passed, still no fix for the van.
More hours passed....rain moved in.
Then came the phone call. They were giving up for the day, and would return to fix my car after dropping me off at work the next day.
A horse is sounding better and better every day....