Friday, October 26, 2007

Son to the rescue.....

My son has redeemed himself. I will forget about what he did to my laundry because he worked on my car and probably saved me about $150 in labor.

If any of you follow astrology you know that Mercury is retrograde right now and when that happens things to do with communication, contracts and transportation can get messed up, misunderstood or break down. I’m not into this in a big way but I do know that a lot of times when it happens, something of mine needs repair; last time it was my garage door, the time before that, my computer. After that my mind draws a blank. Its an age thing.

So I was not surprised when I drove home Monday evening and my dashboard light came on next to my battery gauge. My battery was low…….very low. So I came home after my stop at the jewelry store and put the car away for fear I would get stranded somewhere, which is not a fun way to spend an evening. I didn’t have to work again until Friday so I knew that I was going to have to get it fixed within the next 3 days. Visions of dollar signs danced in my head.

I called my son and described the symptoms to him and he said it was probably my alternator – definition “big bucks”. Or I may need a new battery…which costs a lot less. He came over and fiddled around with it and said, Yep, it’s the alternator. (of COURSE it would be, YOU knew that) He called around and got a price then took my money and picked it up. He got his tools and went to work. How did this offspring of mine, who I had such a hard time potty training, learn how to do this stuff? I was impressed. He fixed it for me, saving me the labor costs. I offered to pay him, but he refused, saying….I might need a favor sometime. That caused my blood pressure to rise just a bit and my heart to skip a beat. Anyone who has children knows that a “favor” can be a loan of $5 or a request to co-sign on a new vehicle. I just hope his favor won’t be too expensive.

4 comments:

Ordinary Janet said...

I'm glad you got that fixed without much trouble! Sons do come in handy, don't they? sometimes I wish I'd gotten me one. ;-) But I can borrow other peoples' sons.

mapiprincesa! said...

Yikes! Must be in the stars, I've had household breakdowns requiring immediate attention the past two weeks and it is killing me! You write wonderfully, thank you for sharing.

Golden To Silver Val said...

Janet ~ Yes, they sure do come in handy. Almost makes it worth all the tearing of your own hair while raising them. LOL

Mapiprincesa! ~ Oh yes...it sure is in the stars right now. I'm so sorry you're getting hit extra hard. Thank you for your kind words and I hope you return often. Leave an address if you can so I may read yours also.

mapiprincesa! said...

Hi there...I'm at mapiprincesa.blogspot.com Have a wonderful, and hopefully inexpensive (JA!) Sunday!