Where are we today ?
New Hamburg Ontario
Getting warmer, everyday all is looking good. Coffees and computing then visit with Sandy and her Grandson in the house for a bit. While she was doing laundry.
|helping with laundry|
Back to the car in Shopper's Drug mart in Stratford and the car not going to start. Hmmph. Call our mechanic and ask him. Is the security light lit up on the dash. Yep it is something to do with ignition and maybe the key is no good. Well spare key it at home in our RV. Suzie called her Dad and they not busy so they picked up our spare car key and came for a drive to drop it off.
By now it 1:30 and they are here, great! Try the key still not start, same security message. Call mechanic again turn on ignition and wait 10 minutes. Nope that does not work either.
Now 1:45 Suzie calls our roadside assistance and after more than 1/2 hour on the phone the women says she will check out and send a text message to our phone in 10 minutes. We are now getting hungry so I went across the street and picked a tuna sub for Suzie and I to share, no KFC today.Waiting for text, now 3 pm call them back, they still have not found a towing service.
Getting rather annoyed we cancelled the tow service and said we would call our own tow truck. Called Hillcrest service in New Hamburg and 30 minutes later the car was hooked up and heading back to Hillcrest Motors in New Hamburg. So simple, guess this roadside service will be going away.
We had good Sam for a few years and had a similar experience so we switch. Had CAA and again not too good either especially for a large motorhome. Hillcrest will give us a good price on the towing because they know Suzie's family quite well. May as well get them to fix the car while its there too. I used to fix all my own cars for years, brakes, engines, transmissions etc... but now with all this computer crap that is not and option anymore. You need to have a special computer to read the computer in the car to translate what might be the problem. Then you need special tools for almost every car.
|30 minutes after the phone call we are hooked up|
|So here we are back at the farm with her Dad's pickup|
So this posting is before we go as probably not gonna update when we get home. Now we can end a screwed up afternoon on a good note, visit with more friend and relatives and a nice meal.
Thanks for stopping in today, hope your day was a little less troublesome than ours. But hey at least it was a warm and sunny one that we enjoyed a visit with Suzie'sMom and Dad and a tuna sub in the parking lot.
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