Here's another new trick I can do
You may have already read about blowing the fuse in the car on the way to Toronto, upsetting the alarm, and the PT. I believe I was mission Control in that episode.
Well today one of my Carpool-ees asked what the power locks button did on the car and I said she could touch it (famous last words) and the next thing I knew the fuse blew again. It was like De Ja Vu, again. I think there must be a short in the button on that door.
But what to do, what to do? Do I go back to the alarm place, even though I had left there mere hours before and the fuse was whole then - I thought they might get too tired of me before I actually have them fix the stereo, so that was a no. *See below*
I know - Why don't I try to fix it myself. I saw the "man" do it last week and it didn't take him more than a minute. So I drove to the Advance Auto Shop, removed the cover from the fuse box and tried to fathom the secrets of the fuse box schematics. I decided to pull out the one next to the Pwr Wdws (which was labelled Pwr Accs) and it looked like toast. I took it in and got a box of five for $2.58 (US). Popped that baby back in and it all was good.
I have to tell you when I called the car alarm/stereo shop and told them I needed my car back (the part should be in by Friday) - he said I could come and get it (oh thank you) - but when I got there the CD player was in pieces on the car seat, the DVD player (at least that's what it looked like) was next to it, but still attached, and the back junction box was ripped out of the wall, for no reason I can think of. The mechanic (that's being kind)'s tools, like screwdriver and cordless drill screwdriver were all over the back, so I am thinking he doesn't want me to drive away just yet.
Sure enough, comes out and says "I didn't know you were coming back for the car" (yeah, why don't you just hold onto it for another two days) and he starts putting things back together. I managed to put the back junction box back in the wall, but there were screws on the floor that needed to be put back in. So when he finished I politely asked him to pass me the cordless drill and proceeded to fix the junction box to the floor. Little did I know this would earn the mechanic's respect and admiration - "Oh man, we got to hook you up for a job, you do that betta dan Ricky hea". I do a lot of things better than Ricky, like for example and I chew gum and think at the same time. But I digress.......
I'm thinking about going in for a new line of work. I hear you get two weeks off for Deer Hunting season.
My next post is going to be on the wonderful life of Carpool. So get your Erma Bombeck handy------