Tuesday, October 23, 2007

a noise, a low and serious need of first aid

It started with a noise. Just a noise. A curious little sound coming from the engine of my car. As I increased in speed, it grew and my HEART SANK.

My car and I have been through a lot. My 2000 Toyota Celica has protected me from accidents, and been my haven when I needed to just get away. It has also caused me great stress, having already replace the engine once. (Toyota is evil!) In truth, my trust level hasn't completely returned and now there is noise.

As my car flew down the interstate to work, I rubbed on my steering wheel convinced I could make my car better. Instead, my blood sugar joined my sinking heart and plummeted forcing me to stop my car on the side of the road.

Both of us sit on the side of the road, in desperate need of first aid.

41. And that was not my speed. I sat in my car and downed the only two tabs in my car, and frantically hit speed dial to my office. "Car ...noise...low, On the interstate" is I could muster.

My friends came to my rescue with juice, but I'm not so sure the car will be OK. Now safe and level headed, I am going to have to let go of my old friend, and begin the hellish search for a new one. Good-bye to my car, hello to a monthly payment!


Stick Me Designs said...

First I have to ask if you drew your 'car' picture because that is totally rawkin' :) And if I have to suggest a car you might consider a WRX, I'm an owner of one and if you like speed it's a winner. Not sure if you do but I thought since you had a celica you might be. But just a few cents from a fellow tudiabetes member :)

Mandy said...

Thanx for your comment on my pic.

What kind of car is a WRX? I'm all about speed and it's destressing effects. I have been looking and I am planning on posting about my arduous search.

Nicole P said...


I'm glad you're OK - but I'm sorry about your car. Good luck in the search!

Mandy said...

Thanks. I just had some seriously bad timing. Things are looking up.