Friday, April 26

Car Jinxed

     It's official! We've got the car jinx... Ever since our move to Colorado there has been car problem after car problem. First, our only car broke down after hitting a ginormous pothole. Second, the truck we borrowed broke down...twice in the week before we were going to give it back. Then, we finally bought our very own used-but-new-to-us car and we thought, "Problem solved! No more car troubles for us!" But oh no, my friend, let me tell you we were anything but right!
     Last night I had decided to take Jon out for a night on the town. We had a great time at dinner and then started home on our usual route. We were cruising down the highway with our spirits high when, "What's that noise?" No, it was not our pretend dog barfing in the backseat, but a tire blowout! Jon steered us to the side of the road and got out to check the damage. The tire was shredded.
     Now it was about 8:30 at night, we had pulled over just before an exit so we didn't have very much room to move about, our car apparently had no jack, and I had to go to the bathroom. So, we walked. And tried to Google a store that sold car jacks that was open this late at night. (Their weren't any but we didn't know that yet.) So, we walked...
     And made it to a gas station. I used the facilities, Jon bought sunflower seeds, but they had no jacks.
     So, we walked...and got piggy back rides cause I was wearing heels...
     And made it to an Auto Zone but they were closed!
     So, we walked...and spit seeds...
     And made it to Target. I bought some better walking shoes, but again they didn't have any car jacks.
     So, we walked...and laughed...
     We didn't want to spend a hundred and some odd dollars on a tow truck, we just needed a jack! We were getting desperate so we found a Home Depot (they sell car stuff, right? Yeah! No.) We bought a Coke instead.
     So, we walked...and sang songs...
     And found a Wal-Mart! We finally found the car jack and started the trek back to the car.
     So...we walked!

     Finally we got back to our car but *pump, pump, pump* the jack didn't work. A Good Samaritan stopped and offered to help, he even had a car jack!, but the guys found out that we didn't have the key to unlock the spare tire. Boy, we were really laughing by this point! It was going to be such a great story! We walked forever to buy a jack and ended up having to call a tow truck anyways. While we waited we ate chocolate and drank Coke, promising to have many more adventures together. (And I'm sure we will!)
     It's the adventure in life that keeps love young. :)
     Live. Laugh. Love.

     P.S. This morning we got up and went outside to see about our dilemma. Well wonder of wonders we had a car jack and the tire key all along! All things happen for a reason, I guess. ;)

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