Good Grief. Two cars in the shop.
Apperently being so busy I can hardly keep up, staying late at work, being sick this weekend and feeling broke all at the same time is not all we would have to deal with.
My husband happened to be at my building for training for his new job today. When he left his vehicle would not start. We tried jumping it to no avail. He tried things for hours and could not get it running. Luckily it was a little warmer at 30 degrees today but still cold in the dark and windy parking garage for hours when you are not dressed planning on being out working on your car. I felt bad for him. I had to call 8 towing companies and all of them said they could not fit in the parking garage. We ended up using the Jeep to tow it out of the garage. I was terrified of damaging the Jeep as it jerked and lurched and we tried to tow it smoothly spiraling down 5 stories.
The Jeep barely started this morning and was periodically shuddering and shaking and running rough. We got my husband's vehicle to the garage and when we get there the check engine ligtht which was on steadily started flashing (which means it is serious and you need to stop driving). We had my husband's vehicle towed all the way back to our town 15 miles away from downtown where we started so with both vehicles in the shop at least we are close.
So now both of us are going to be stuck 15-20 miles away from our jobs. We will be takign an Uber (I think) to get a rental car tomorrow. I have someone interested in looking at the apartment in town tomorrow too...and a TON of work due.
We have no idea how much it will cost to repair both vehicles at once or how long they will be out of commission. Good grief.
On the way out the tow truck driver said his check engine light popped on too! We wonder if there is a bad batch of gas around here.
Happy New Year...I hope you are all having a great holiday season and doing better than we are at the moment!