Wednesday, July 13, 2011
It could be worse, my car is broken down in North Carolina after just getting me inside the city limit sign of Fayetteville almost two weeks ago. I was supposed to be here for a week....but it's turned into two. Granted, I am soaking in my grand-babies and my daughter and SIL, but I am getting more and more stressed about seeing light at the end of this tunnel. I am trying to be optimistic and accept happily the extended stay and additional time with the kids.... but honestly, the summer doesn't last forever and I have things to get done before starting the next school year. The mechanic has tried all kinds of things...ruling out one thing after another (Thomas Edison said, "I know 1,000 that WON'T work). I know he is getting discouraged and my faith is waning. It HAS to be electrical since every mechanical piece on the car has been ruled out. Granted, it is an old car, but has been running beautifully, and the engine is still sound. Something is causing it to STOP when it is driven at any speed above 35-40 mph...it just shuts off and as soon as you brake to pull over it ZOOMS back up to regular speed. If I thought I could make it to FL by driving 35 miles per hour, I would, but I don't think that is feasible. Hope is fast disappearing! Well, that's all. I got it off my chest.