Wednesday, March 6, 2013
I should have expected this
Some things I should just expect to happen by now. I stretched the monthly budget a bit too aggressively to pay down some debt. That's just asking for something out of the ordinary to go wrong. Sure enough, while in town my wife's car started making some dying bearing noises. I'm guessing it's the power steering pump, as sharp turns increase the whining and complaining under the hood.
On the bright side, it was in town and I could drive it to my mechanic. My son-in-law was able to give me lift to my home in the woods.
I could fix it myself, but working outside in the snow and slush is down right unattractive. Besides, with a grandson on the way any hour now, I've got better things to do. As it was, I spent the morning sorting through and fixing some minor electrical problems on the van. I guess the car felt jealous of the van getting all the attention.
One of these days I'm going to figure out how to live comfortably without a car. For the average Joe, car problems are one of life's major headaches. Of course, I'm not willing to live in a city with public transportation, so car dependency is my own fault. Some days I think technological society went wrong when we got more complicated than a tent and a canoe.