Friday, February 06, 2009

Be careful what you wish for

Yeah, don't say things like, "I really wish I could get more exercise." Because you totally know it's going to come back and bite you on the ass.

Case in point: I made the above statement yesterday during a conversation with the mom of one of Rae's friends. Apparently the Universe was listening. This morning, the car wouldn't start. Crap. OK, well, we'll walk to school. It was pretty cold, but they were dressed for it, and it wasn't too bad. Round trip distance for me, about 2 km.

I called CAA when I got home, and they said they'd send someone to boost me. When the guy showed up, it was a good thing he was driving a tow truck, because it wasn't the battery that was the problem. So I jumped in the truck and he towed my car to the small neighbourhood garage I use, which is about 5 km away. After the mechanics said they'd look at the car this afternoon, the tow truck driver said, "have a nice day," and left. By now it had warmed up some and was sunny. So I grabbed my purse and started walking home. I had probably got about 2.5 km before a neighbour driving by recognized me and stopped and gave me a lift the rest of the way.

Total distance walked today (so far): 4. 5 km.

I hope they can fix the car this afternoon, or I might be walking to daycare and walking the kids home (4 km round trip). And I think that would be just a bit too much exercise for one day.

10 comments:

  1. Ouch!

    Living rural myself, I can sympathize!

    I hope the car did not take the comment too literally & decide to fly south for the rest of the winter!

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  2. Oh, unfair! You've got to be thinking about ordering up a little Brad Pitt action, though, given the obvious power of your wishes. Of course, if it went badly, you could end up with none of the attendant benefits and -- I don't know -- twins? You're right -- best not to risk it.

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  3. Ohhhh take a cab!!

    I totally sympathize. My car has given me so much grief. Good luck

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  4. Oh ya, I really feel sorry for you, especially since I've been without any sort of transportation for 2 months now and have had to walk miles and miles and miles every day. But, seriously, I hope your car won't cost a zillion dollars to fix and you get it back soon

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  5. there is only one thing that i hate more than exercising and that is being forced to exercise. but y'know what ... good for you.

    http://momofboxer.blogspot.com/2009/02/if-ever-there-was-someone-to-keep-me-at.html

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  6. Oh that sucks! I'm so sorry! That's the one benefit of living in a small town, we're a block from the school, and 3 blocks from our mechanic...and I still hate walking in February!

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  7. Isn't that the way it always goes!

    Hope the repair is not too expensive.

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  8. Oh no! That sucks! I'd let you borrow my bike ;)

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  9. i know your pain.having to walk everywhere with this damn strike was killing me

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