|Blue smoke - no mirrors
||[Mar. 28th, 2003|06:11 am]
My car is sick. Rough starting, a desire to die. Blue smoke and the smell of gasoline while warming up. Gas mileage has gone through the floor. And it's getting worse. It dies on the first start and then has to crank and crank to catch for the second. Oh, and some growing electrical issue - the light no longer comes on when you open the doors (no, it's not burnt out) and the warning bell (you've left your lights on/keys in the ignition) doesn't sound anymore.
If there's anyone who doesn't need car trouble right now, it's me. I'm terrified that it's a cracked head gasket or some other horrifyingly expensive item, but more than that, I'm terrified that I'm going to be stuck without a vehicle. It's 12 years old, but it's my means of transportation and with my schedule being without it would be diastrous. I don't even really have time for it to go to the shop. But must make time, because it is definitely getting worse and one of these days it's going to strand me somewhere - and with my luck it'll be during finals.
It's just one damned thing after another....