Saturday, January 6
So I'd noticed my gas light blinking on Thursday when I was heading into work. After work on Thursday I knew I needed to get home sooner than later since we were going out to eat.
So, based on other times where my light started blinking, I figured I'd be fine til after work on Friday.
So .. Friday after work I did my usual stop at the credit union, then I stopped at Walgreen's to pick up a prescription, and headed towards home.
I'd planned on getting gas at a station a block from my house, but since I was passing a Russ's, decided to go ahead and get it there.
I pull up to a pump, turn off my car and get out. After swiping my card and trying to select my fuel, I realized the pump was not working. So I canceled my transaction, and got back in my car to pull forward to the next pump.
My car wouldn't turn over. It wouldn't move. There were lots of scary lights lit up.
Trying not to panic, I turn my car off and restart it again. Same thing.
I try calling DH, but his phone wasn't in the room with him (had been giving him issues) so he didn't hear it.
I try calling my insurance agent to find out how I contact roadside service. Voicemail.
I try looking up the number of my insurance company to see if the roadside service number was listed. No bueno.
I try calling the ins. company ... endless phone tree only to find out they close at 5pm EST.
Finally I call my brother - about 3:20 pm his time. He doesn't answer, but calls me back. He was in a meeting with some clients. (That's what I was afraid of ..)
He listens to me, and tells me it probably just is out of gas. So put it in neutral and push it forward to the next pump.
That's what I did - pumped gas ... voila! Running car!
No more waiting til the last possible moment to get gas for me!!
*My agent called me back and told me my service is where I contact someone to do whatever, and then get reimbursed up to $100. I had Geico most of my adult life, so was used to their system.
Daily Dozen - 4 days of 90% completion
Still reading book 2 of 52
No refined sugar since Sunday
Today did first real exercise in who knows how long ... walked to the library to return some books and pick up a few. 22 degrees out .. balmy
Thursday - $11.41 Granite City restaurant w/DH
*$20 gift card, left $7 tip for great waiter
Friday - $27.86 gas
Prescription - $37.63
Planned spending tonight (Saturday):
Walgreen's - razors, cold meds ~$20
Car Troubles, etc
Saturday, January 6