Christmas Eve was an eventful day for us. I had to work, which was a bummer, cuz everyone else got to have the day off. But...I thought, it'll be okay, it'll go fast. So I got up at 5:30 was getting ready, and had this strange thought that I should take the truck. So I looked outside and it was not snowing. So I just blew the thought off (bad choice)! I'm on my way in to work and 2 blocks from my office, my check engine light comes on, and seconds later my oil light comes on. I am praying I can make it 2 blocks to work. Get there, and have one of my colleagues come out with me, we check the dip stick...not a drop of oil. He asks me how I made it to work and I tell him the story. We added 4 quarts of oil and it finally registers on the dip stick. I decide to drive around the block to see what happens, and when I get back I notice a huge puddle of oil where my car was parked. Scott (bless his heart) drives to my work, checks a bunch of stuff, everything seems tight. We finally have to have it towed. Come to find out...a seal went bad and drained all the oil!! The part was all of $13.00 BUT to put it on the car came to $506...OUCH!! Not quite the Christmas gift I truly wanted. But at least it now works and we didn't have to get a new car.We made it on time to Scott parents home for the Christmas Eve Family Party and had a wonderful time visiting with brothers, sisters, Aunts, Uncles and cousins.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Posted by S and L at 10:09 PM