Friday, October 22, 2021

The Day the Murano Mobile Died...AGAIN

It was a mid October afternoon...we took a little drive and got a Bahama Bucks.  Life was good!

Later that evening our grocery order was ready.  While we waited we captured this beautiful sky!  Then the car powered down like it has been doing over the past few months.  We werent too worried.  Usually just turning the key off, letting it rest then restarting works.  After about 30 minutes and multiple attempts it just wouldn't start.  We had to call Doggy Nanny to rescue us and leave the MM at the walmart.  

They arrived quickly and got us plus the groceries home safely.  Thanks Doggy Nanny, Grandpa and Aunt Gracie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

Once home momma called our car insurance place and asked if we were eligible for a tow.  Thankfully the sweet lady said yes and it will be NO CHARGE.  Blessed!  This was a Friday night around 830-930 at night they had someone within the hour over to the walmart to pick up our Murano Mobile. We followed it all the way to the mechanics place.

Where it was off loaded and locked up.  

We were finally done with that adventure around 1030 that night.

Wow wee!  Never had a crazier night with so many bye bye rides in such a short span of time.  Anyhoo this seems to be the last straw in car problems for momma.  She cried about it, talked to Doggy Nanny/Grandpa about it, cried some more and finally came up with a plan.  We are possibly getting a new to us, used, car.  Momma is in the research phase of her acceptance.  

Pupdate Firestone (not a fan of them from previous experience but they were the only one open) said it was the battery.  Which momma had that looked at and was told it was not the battery just a week prior.  But she went ahead with the purchase of the battery to see if it would keep going for a little longer.  While the battery was being installed we pawed through the interwebs and found a couple options for cars. Boy used cars are expensive especially during a pandemic and new car chip shortage.  They are in higher demand.  Doggy nanny and momma went and test drove a couple cars, sadly we didn't get to go cause momma needed to "concentrate".  

Some cars were too small but one was workable.  We shall call it Zippi.  More on that later.  After that momma picked up the MM from firestone and it drove home fine.  Fast forward 12 hrs we go for another bahama bucks (yes we realize we have a bb's addiction.) to brighten a stressful day and MM dies again but quickly restarted.  Then 3 days later the whole car locked up.  Steering, breaks, motor.  Luckily momma was on a side street, put on her flasher lights and was able to get it to shift into park.   She took out the key, said a prayer and tried to start it again.  Thankfully it did.  She made it home.  That was it if we can get financing through the bank and if zippi was still available it was meant to be.  The past 2 years with all the mechanical problems, mommas been contemplating a new car but the money just wasn't there.  Rising rent cost, vet care and so forth there was just no money left.  But God provided a way with multiple blessings this year.  So it just feels right.  



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