It started off so well; I was so optimistic…and then it broke.
Well, my car broke down to be more specific.
I left Lindsey’s this morning, breakfast in hand (berry chocolate chip bread, cashew butter and an apple) and with a smile on my face for having such a wonderful hostess to let me stay the night!
I headed out on the road to Mobile, Alabama with the anticipation of lots of rain and severe weather. You could see the clouds bellowing in the distance.
And then disaster part one struck. I was driving along when some things started happening with my car and I made the decision to turn the car around and head back to the Nissan dealership to get a diagnostic test done.
A few problems were found that had nothing to do with what i was having problems with, but were fixed in the end. During the 4 hr wait I went to Publix and Walmart to pick up a few eats (fuji apple and pb and co squeeeeeze packets!!!) and reading material. Even though I ended up falling asleep in the waiting room; whatever.
I left with the confidence that my car was fixed and noshed quickly on my leftover taco from Moe’s last night, along w/ leftover roasted veggies from my going away BBQ…
And a pluot. Have you ever had a pluot? They are absolutely amazing…cross between a plum and an apricot? OH YEAH.
There might also have been a few handfuls of my trail mix from yesterday…with a bit of extra chocolate picked out. And some pb pretzel nuggets. Yep, yep, yep…
And then disaster number two struck.
But this time it was worse…my car basically decided to stop working. Yep, shuddering and I had to pull over in the pouring rain to call AAA for a tow…all the 80 miles back to Tallahassee to the dealership in hopes of getting it fixed tomorrow.
I must admit, I was an absolute nervous wreck while being stranded on the side of the highway, in the pouring rain, out in the middle of no where…but by the time the car was being towed and I was entertained by my driver I was feeling alright and basically flying by the seat of my pants.
I mean, what else could I do than go along w/ the flow, and hope for the best (that being my car would be fixed pronto tomorrow and I’d be on the road to Houston by Wednesday) and wait until tomorrow…
Oh Baby G, you were doing so well. Why did you have to quit on me now? I still have 2,400 mile to go to get home?!
You can bet that by the time I got back, moved some of my stuff out of the car and left it to go to a hotel, I wasn’t really thinking about food. Ergo dinner in the hotel was an apple, some pb nuggets and the last piece of berry chocolate chip bread. And a carrot. Blah…
I’m getting up for a de-stressing run tomorrow morning before having to deal with the dealership again and hopefully won’t have to spend too much money to get my car fixed… >P