Wednesday, October 06, 2010

*#^$%@$*#& car

So, multiple appointments for the next couple of days, tickets for events the next two nights, Thanksgiving coming up and what happens when I pull out of my driveway to go to a meeting tonight? The frickin' brake light comes on. The emergency brake is not on, so that means one thing... not enough pressure in the brake lines. According to the car manual, total brake failure could be imminent.
And here's the most annoying part. I had planned to put the car in the shop for regular maintenance early next week. On account of being so busy and NEEDING IT TO WORK this week.
I can't catch a break.
UPDATE: Leaks in both brake lines. GNEEP! It's a good job I chickened out on driving it and had it towed to the garage. It'll be fixed on Tuesday. (Monday is Thanksgiving here in the Land of the Beaver.)


Blogger Xtreme English said...

owning a car is a colossal pain in the butt, any way you want to look at it. this is why god made taxis.

good luck with getting it all to come out well....

October 6, 2010 at 10:55 p.m.  
Blogger cala said...

Are you living my life? Well, not the exciting theatre part....just the hassle/Murphy law part

October 7, 2010 at 12:31 a.m.  
Blogger TRT said...

It's telling you to STOP! Hammer time.

October 7, 2010 at 6:17 a.m.  
Blogger Erin said...

What a drag - and an expensive drag, at that. Maybe it'll be alright until next week?

October 7, 2010 at 8:22 a.m.  
Blogger Pseudonymph said...

If you get some black paint, and paint over the brake warning light, it goes away.
Denial. More than that river in Egypt.

October 7, 2010 at 9:44 a.m.  
Blogger #Debi said...

Is your car either a Toyota or a Honda? They both have recalls concerning brake lines right now, and you could get your repair for free...

October 21, 2010 at 11:10 p.m.  

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