Saturday, July 21, 2012
Do they really come in threes?
The workhorse printer sent out a "waste ink absorber is almost full" message. That's a new one on me, and I discovered something interesting. But more on that in the next post ... (yes, I'm a tease, sorry ;)
More urgently, when I headed to work yesterday, the car wouldn't start. Had lights, radio, etc, but when I turned the key -- silence. Second try, it started, but the low-tire warming light began blinking incessantly. I turned it off, got out and looked at the tires just to make sure I hadn't developed four flats.. When I tried to start it again, no go. DH tried to jump-start it, but that wouldn't take.
Long story short, got the car started (with a constantly blinking tire light and flashing tail lights) The garage folks listened to the symptoms and said, " Sounds like an electrical problem, and we don't do electrical. Here's a place you can take it to." (On the other side of town ... )
So, the car's back home until I can get it to the shop on Monday. I can think of a couple of good things: 1) The car died in my driveway, not out on the road. 2) The garage was honest enough to say they couldn't fix it.