This is not a post to complain. It is a post about a statement of fact. You know, when something you depend on, and take for granted, doesn't perform as expected you can be knocked off your game. That is my experience beginning on Thursday evening.
For some reason my trusty vehicle all of a sudden started acting strangely. It is a 2002 and it does have over 180,000 miles on it. It has been a very good and trusted method of transportation. Plus, it was paid for a long time ago! It has been cared for. This vehicle is a big part of my day. We spend 130 miles round trip together at a minimum 5 or 6 days a week. This non-talking piece of equipment is an extension of my daily life. Okay, just maybe I'm to attached. This bump in the road has caused my very independence to be limited and caused a greater dependency on others!
So the car is in the shop. We are now a one car family until it returns. Hopefully today they will determine the cause of the problem and be able to restore the trusty vehicle to consistent operation. Keep your fingers crossed. We should find something out later today.