Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The good, the bad, and the... hmmm

Yesterday I was zipping along to my student teaching placement in my car. It was a beautiful morning and the sun was poking up and warming my black pea coat as I sat behind the wheel. And then, disaster. My check engine light decided it wanted to flicker rapidly at the same time that my accelerator decided to stop working. Cars behind me became impatient, honking in anger as I turtled my way to the side of the road, ready to burst into tears. I called my master teacher's cell phone- not on. I called the school office - answering machine. I called the school office again and hit my teacher's extension - no answer. I finally got ahold of the secretary only to discover my teacher was in a meeting. By now I am freaking out thinking that I'm never going to notify anyone that I am stuck and will be late. Dan answers his phone when I call him (thank goodness!) and I sob my heart out - bless him for being patient with me.

Long story short - we had to get a tow (for the "awesome" price of $105 since I was about 20 miles away) and took it to the shop. My teacher (bless her for her patience too!) somehow got my message and came to my rescue on the side of the road. The rest of the day unfolded somewhat according to plan.

Now, the story isn't over because today I called Dan to see if he had heard from the car shop. We called and found out that they had simply hopped in our car and started it up and ran it around the block a few times with no problems! Somehow this seems to be only half-way good news (we got a $105 tow for no reason?). Will this ever happen again to me as I drive to my school? I will NEVER trust my car again!

Alright! Done complaining - on to more entertaining things. (o:

I did my summer chicken grilling! Here's a yummy picture. For some reason I didn't have much of an appetite to eat it, though Dan said he liked it and finished mine for me:

Something else that I managed to do that fell into my "summery" theme this week was finding some pretty flowers for our kitchen table! People from church were allowed to take home parts of a left-over flower arrangement, so I found something pink and cheery.
Tomorrow I hope to organize my student teaching binder like a mad woman! And also to make the Giada penne dish from swagbucks TV! I'll let you know how it goes!

1 comment:

  1. Aaah! that's absolutely no fun - I'm so glad that you're okay. I wish they had found something to blame that on. It just doesn't seem possible that there's nothing wrong. Glad that you can keep a positive attitude in this, though.