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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Car Troubles!

Today we got in the car for a LONG drive (400 miles home).

HOWEVER the car wouldn't start properly. We got it going and headed off to the other side of town, however after only 2 miles dark smoke that smells pretty bad is pouring from the engine.

We got the car back to my folks' house and called the RAC who said that they could be here within the next 3 hours.

The RAC man has been - he checked the car for ages on the drive. The oil was low but I filled it before leaving Glasgow so that shouldn't be the case. That was all he could find wrong. Because we were adamant that SMOKE couldn't be ok he got in for a drive. They made it to the end of the street... then came back because our car is gubbed.

So now we are waiting for the lorry to tow the car 400 miles back home!! I think it works as a relay so we'll tag team our way up North and dump the car at the garage. We will then need to get a taxi home with all our presents (and all the food my mother ALWAYS packs us off with).

Tomorrow we will work out how to pick the cat up from kennels while we are both at work and we have no car.

Update (next day): We got home at 23:20 after 15 hrs trying to get home. Traffic was bad and the weather was horrible but the pick-up truck driver was fab and didn't moan at all.


Moondancer said...

I hope the are able to fix it cheaply.

Gattina said...

Oh geez, that's a "nice" start into the new year !

the108 said...

That sucks!!! I too have car issues so I feel your pain :(

Travis said...

Well that's no fun. Good luck with the car.

Kat said...

I've had lots of car trouble in the past so I can relate. I broke down in TN one time and had to pawn some things to get the car fixed to get home in AR. Then, had to send money to pawn shop and wait for them to mail things back to me. It was HORRIBLE! I hope you get your car running and working again. BTW, received your Christmas card (Amy's Card Exchange 2007) and wanted to wish you and your family a richly blessed New Year!!


Akelamalu said...

Oh what bad luck with the car - hope it doesn't work out too expensive! Glad you got home OK even it it did take 15 hours! x

CountryDew said...

What a drive! I hope that you get that thing fixed without too much expense. But I'm glad you're home safe and sound.

Anndi said...

Good grief!

Glad you're home safe though!

In case I don't make it back... May you and your sweetheart have a lovely New Year filled with all you need!

Gattina said...

Hope your car problem is settled by now ! I just wanted to tell you that I published today some pictures of my Christmas in Amsterdam. I can tell you this city is really depressing at this time of the year !

Gattina said...

Brussels Christmas pictures are here It is only a small part of the very big Christmas market. I had no time to go through all but it was really beautiful.