We are constantly tested, and if you dont look at ‘things’ (problems as oppourtunities) with determination and a level head, your likely to make it worse.
Today, absolute rubbish. But handled extreamly well. So all in all a win.
My reaction when the engine light came on and my ride became rough, was abrupt, acute disappointment. No mobile service, didnt really bother me.
This was one of the things i had emotionally planned for and so was ready when it happened. It’s a sunny day and although i am in woop woop i quickly started to look at my options. I had food and water, and a place to stay. So no threats there.
I decided to let the engine cool and checked the map. I was going to drive it as far as i could, my mind was entertaining all the worst scenarios for the engine. I limped tenderly into the nearest mechanic. He was just about to head put bur nice enough to plug his reader into the cara computer, “miss firing cyclinder 5”
Relief, this was a simple fix, no longer was the whole car useless, its just a spark plug or lead. I ended up getting both just to be sure it was only $8 in parts. The tools were borrowed(purchased and returned) from walmart. After wrestling in the engine the job was done.
I locked the keys in the car. After spending an hour trying to jimmy the lock, i gave in, called and paid the repairman $90usd, after waiting an hour, he arrived and procesure was done, 45 seconds literal.
Embarrassed at the ease; yet inspired at the lucred nature of the job, what a way to make money!
While wrestling with the spark plugs previously, i had pulled the brake vacuum hose. So when i went to finally drive off into the sunset, the brakes had failed! By now i was tired and fed up, but i also felt that it was juat another ‘thing’ to overcome. And aure enough i just had to plug it back in.
The whole time my emtions were swaying from:
- What am i going to do with this car, i will never be able to get home and get my money back, its ruined!
- Relief, i just fixed a very small problem and now my situation is exactly how it was.
Theres a moral somewhere there