It’s a goddamned nother.
There are some minor sniffles and itchy eyes, but for the most part we are on the mend. Then on Friday night our car broke down. That’s right, our 2004 BMW that recently ended dealer warranty over the summer. Oh we had a full overhaul before the warranty ended and we purchased a new warranty, which was cheaper than BMW and is looking like it might be not as good an idea as we thought it was at the time. (sigh)
We suspect it is a ghost in the machine, on Friday the car shifted into neutral after coming to a stop and refused to go into gear. After several frustrating hours for Husband, (call the dealer for a tow- oh no you have to call the warranty company and they will tell you a tow company to use- oh by the way shop is closed all weekend.) The car went into gear and he was able to get it home to our garage. Amusingly enough on Monday when the tow company came it refused to shift out of 1st gear so the regular tow truck was unable to move it and Husband then had to wait an additional 2 hours for a flatbed to arrive.
So the service shop will not even be looking at the car until tomorrow. And you cannot get a loaner or be reimbursed for a rental until the service shop and warranty hash it out over the phone and it is proven that the car will need to be serviced for more than 4 hours.
Hey Hey! Good times.
So we bit the bullet and will be shelling out the dollars that we do not have for a rental for today and tomorrow as public transportation is not an option for all our morning travel needs. (Getting child to and from school, husband work is not conveniently located, etc.)
I am doing my best to stay very zen about the whole thing. After all, we all have our health and these things are minor in the grand scheme of things. But they are VERY ANNOYING!