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02 July 2007 @ 09:36 am
The joys of motoring...  
So, my tank empty warnng light came on Saturday afternoon as I was on the way back from the supermarket after helping sis do her shopping (in exchange for six eggs, a pint of milk and a pound of mince, she thinks this will be enough food to get me through the week...). I had no cash to pay for petrol but I knew I'd make it home because the light comes on when I've still got maybe 50 miles left in the tank.

But. My car's not running too well at the moment, it's overdue a service and it's six years old. Too old to go 18 months without a service...

So, it was just under ten miles back to my house after the light came on, I still have no cash today (long story involving new bank account and postal strikes meaning my pin number has yet to get to me) and I'm at work. A return trip to work is 32 miles from my house.

So that'll be 42 miles all in, which if my car was running in peak condition would not be a problem at all, but as it stands? Who knows....

So what do you think, will I make it home tonight or will I end up stranded somewhere on a country road with no petrol and no RAC membership anymore?

Will Sho make it home tonight?

Yes - not a problem at all!
1(10.0%)
Yes, but only just
6(60.0%)
Nope. She'll *almost* make it but have to walk the last five miles.
3(30.0%)
Nope, she'll be stuck in the middle of nowhere with no mobile phone reception.
0(0.0%)
Are you kidding? The car won't even start never mind go anywhere...
0(0.0%)
Who cares?
0(0.0%)

For Monkey who misses them.... Ticky box?

Yay!
1(12.5%)
Squee!
0(0.0%)
Huh?
1(12.5%)
What is this 'petrol' of which you speak?
1(12.5%)


(hopefully my pin number is in my mailbox when I get home tonight, the money is in the bank, I checked, I just can't get it right now...)
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thedothatgirl: darla2thedothatgirl on July 2nd, 2007 09:11 am (UTC)
Feeling optimistic I went with the only just option. Are there any downhill sections that you can coast without the engine on?

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//metallicar - iamnotkriswhiskyinmind on July 2nd, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
Hee - did that all the way in this morning where I could...

I *think* I should get there. But then a half hour ago I was sure there was no way...

I might try to take a half day today - that way the traffic'll be lighter and there won't be so much stop/start on the motorway.
monkey_mattmonkey_matt on July 2nd, 2007 10:26 am (UTC)
Dude... Your boots were made for walkin, right? Cos that's just what they'll do...
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: dw//lunatic/t&c - aquirkofmatterwhiskyinmind on July 2nd, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
one of these days...

*g*

I take it you posted this just after I pointed out I wasn't wearing heels today *just in case*?
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JG: BX by dothestarswyoujgracio on July 2nd, 2007 10:46 am (UTC)
Can't you get money from an old fashioned counter?
Take public transportation?
Carpool?
Ride a bike?
Ride a donkey?
Walk?

:)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: simon//laugh - lit_glitterwhiskyinmind on July 2nd, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
Needed to get to my own bank to do it.
No cash.
Ha! No one else is insane enough to commute from the same place as me.
16 miles?!
My ass...
16 miles?

Hee!
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omegaromegar on July 2nd, 2007 11:58 am (UTC)
any chance you can get into a branch during lunch, bringing along your drivers licence?

maybe they can give you money the old fashioned way!!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on July 2nd, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
*grins*

Eventually managed to get to my own branch and got cash out that way. :)
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Oh Castiel!: impala-peekaboosmeckles90 on July 2nd, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC)
Well, I chose "yes but only just" as my answer...however, considering I don't even drive yet, I'm fuelled only by optimism and therefore, I wouldn't take my word for it :P
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//the boys and their car.... - mewhiskyinmind on July 2nd, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
Didn't *quite* manage it, but thankfully my sister answered her phone...
Oh Castiel!smeckles90 on July 2nd, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
Aw dude, that sucks. At least you got home anyways :)
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monkey_matt: DB9 - monkey_mattmonkey_matt on July 3rd, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
...I'm fuelled only by optimism...

Would that your car worked on the same principle, eh? :P
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lmzjewel on July 2nd, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
OOiiww! I'm telling ya Mara, I really hope you make it home. But, I'm not liking the chances here. Hopefully, you make it home, though. Got my fingers crossed and wishing you luck.

LMZ
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//metallicar - iamnotkriswhiskyinmind on July 2nd, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC)
Didn't *quite* make it home, ten miles short unfortunately, but my sister managed to get to me with some petrol so it's not *too* bad. Although my relationship with sis maybe isn't as good as it could be anymore...
JG: Angelmobilejgracio on July 2nd, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
Meaning when it's her getting stuff from you it's okay, when it's the reverse it isn't?
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