Last night was a horrible night. I've been having a tough week and last night definitely topped it off!
I had plans to go for social dinner and drinks after my netball training with some people from the netball/football club and I picked up a friend to come with me. As I picked her up I noticed the temperature gauge on my car was high - like really hot! I decided that once I got to town I would pull over and check the water and oil etc (as instructed by my boyfriend).
Well, turns out the car couldn't make it that far and we broke down in the turning lane of a busy intersection! I had no idea what to do. My friend was thankfully a little more relaxed than I was and we phoned the NRMA to come and help.
Firstly I must say, there are still people out in the world that are kind hearted and willing to help. A couple saw us stranded with my hazard lights flashing and helped us push my car to safety. So thank you SO so much to these friendly strangers, who ever you are!
After the NRMA turned up it was decided that my car had to be towed to the mechanics (whom funnily enough I had booked in to service my car on Monday anyhow!)
So, after almost seven years of life together it might be safe to say that Beep Beep the Barina is on her way out. Even though I had imagined at least another 6 months with her before I would trade her in. At this stage I am waiting to hear her prognosis before I decide what to do, but I am sure I am going to up-grade.
It's kind of sad really. This was my first car, I have had her since I was in year twelve at high school. She has been everywhere with me and there have been fond, and not so fond memories with her but I've always managed to get around OK.
It'll be sad to see her go, but hopefully my next car will be just a reliable (hopefully more reliable in this case!)
Oh also, to top off such a fabulous night, I decided that in my distress after breaking down and then not being able to get anything to eat from town (since by this time all of the eateries kitchens were closed), I was going to spoil myself with an ice-cream from the 24 hour McDonald's which would be open. (Horrible thought I know, but ice-cream makes me happy and I was feeling pretty down at this stage)
Turns out Macca's wasn't serving ice creams last night.