I am sitting in the waiting room of the Aamco Transmission garage.
When I dropped my car off on Saturday, I told the gentlemen that I wouldn’t be able to pick up the Jeep before the shop closed on Monday. He said that he would leave the car unlocked with the key under the mat (because I have lost every other key to the vehicle.) That seemed like a good idea to me. He said, “Don’t worry… we’ll get the part in and have the Jeep taken care of first thing Monday morning.”
Upon reconsideration, Brock and I decided that him coming to Monroe to get me (a 45 minute drive at best), then the drive home together, plus the trip out the next day, and back again in separate vehicles was really NOT cost effective. Instead, I spent another night in the hotel, with a great friend offering to drive me to the shop early today.
It is now 10:08 am, and I am waiting. The part is “on its way” from Charlotte, and should be here by 11. After that, I shall just have to wait for them to install it. There is a chance that I might make it home while the sun is still shining. But my fingers are not crossed.
I am thankful for the wireless internet connection. I am thankful that the sun is shining, as I didn’t pack a coat. I am thankful for the power outlet behind my seat.
Moving on, someone has suggested that I write a narrative. He said he thought I would be good at it, so I think that will be my next endeavor. I have my topic picked out already. I’ll probably do that as I sit here today, depending on the amount of time this installation and repair takes.
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