the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone (whiskyinmind) wrote,
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone

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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!
Yes, but only just
Nope. She'll *almost* make it but have to walk the last five miles.
Nope, she'll be stuck in the middle of nowhere with no mobile phone reception.
Are you kidding? The car won't even start never mind go anywhere...
Who cares?

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

What is this 'petrol' of which you speak?

(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...)
Tags: car woes
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