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Monday, October 17, 2011

One of THOSE Days!


As you all know, I have been very busy packing up and trying to get this place closed up for the winter. Finally today we got everything loaded in to my Jeep. When I say loaded...it was freakin' packed! just got the girlz in their seats...said goodbye to my husband ... Who was driving his car home...I turn the key and the car is acting VERY weird! The car is shaking ... The odometer and gauges are flashing. WHAT????

Ben gets in the driver's seat because we all just KNOW that men can figure this crap out better when THEY are in the driver's seat. Come to find out ... Cue the music ... The alternator crapped out! I call AutoZone for the part...no problem...they have it in stock! Ben ONLY has to drive 40 minutes away to get it. So...while he is gone I go back inside and turn the fridge back on...turn the gas back on...go get the coolers out of both cars and load everything back into the fridge.

By the time I'm done...Ben is back with the part. The two of us are outside FREEZING and wet...trying to get the old part out so we can install the new one. Oh Joy. It is the WRONG part! Now of course you know that I must have given the guy at Auto Zone the wrong make/model. WRONG!! Come to find out...after calling AdvanceAuto that my Jeep alternator is not that common and they have to order it from the factory which can take up to SEVEN days!!! Are you kidding me? Ok...whatever. Order the part. We are hoping it will be here by Wednesday! Tomorrow...we have to return the first alternator. Grrrrrrrrrr.

Then I had to figure out which boxes and bags I could get to in order to throw something together for dinner.

On the plus side....I am VERY glad we still have water and internet!! And very glad this did not happen while I was driving on the Thruway.


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19 comments:

Finn said...

Oh no, what a long day! Glad you were there to make the peeps a little happier. Love your mums and pumpkins in your pic!

jen said...

OMG, are you kidding me? You are never going to believe this! My husband was having problems with his van this weekend, something with the rear axel, he called Autozone, ordered the part that he needed, took everything apart on the van and then noticed it was the wrong part that they ordered for him!!! I am not kidding!! and this sin't the first time!! Now the part correct part won't be here until Tuesday!

Amber DaWeenie said...

OH....does this mean you get to stay at the cottage a few more days! That's a plus, isn't it? Extend the summer a bit longer...if only you could get the summer weather back again.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh dear, not a good day at all. Guess there must be a reason for you to stay a little longer Hope it is something fun.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Donna said...

OMWord Girl!! NOT Good at All!
Oh well, guess you'll just have to stay put...Try to enjoy it!
hughugs

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oye! Now you need a vacation
Benny & Lily

silvieon4 said...

I feel for you. Believe me I do. My poor husband came home and thought he should get his brakes checked. They occasionally squeaked. A thousand bucks later... he has new brakes... new tires... ugh. evil cars..

Maggie and Mitch said...

UGH, autos can be as frustrating as computers! Best try to stay positive.

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Hope you enjoy an extra few days in paradise! Stay warm!!

AROOOOF!
Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack

Kari in Vegas said...

Oh sounds like a terrible case of the Mondays

Stop on by for a visit!
Kari
dogisgodinreverse.com

Tessa the Maltese said...

I sure was happy that if it had to happen it happened there! At least you don't have to pay for a hotel, right? Worse yet you are both able to install the new part. Yep, you is VERY LUCKY!

woos, Tessa

CrystalChick said...

What a mess! But you're right, it's a good thing you hadn't headed out on the highway and been traveling awhile before breaking down.
Hang in there!

Maggie Mae said...

My dad is a mechanic and he gets da wrong parts when he orders dem too. Dat does not make him happy!

Hopeful dat it will be OK fur you soon. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

faye said...

Sounds like you were having
a 'faye-day' ... and I am not
very patient when it comes to
mechanical problems.

Hope the week gets better and better.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I bet woo thought woo were still sleeping and hoping someone would pinch woo awake from the nasty dream -

Paws khrossed fur tomorrow to go MUCH better!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Bella and Ollie said...

Hope all your problems get sorted out really quickly !

Pamela said...

really! think about how great it is that it happened in your driveway. Safe place.

Anny said...

Mondays always try and get us isn't it? hehehehhee.. but looking on the bright side.. you can have one more week at the cottage :)

thanks for stopping by and adding us to your list :) we will do the same. You guys are cute fellas!

will drop by again another time. Keep safe and hope the right alternator comes by soon :D

Katya said...

Yikes...you are a trooper, Jeanne! I think I would have driven the darn Jeep into the LAKE!!!!! Or, pushed it! Hope the part comes in soon!!!!