DON’T SHOOT IT!!
I swear, New Jersey does not let it’s people go!!! This has been an absolutely wretched trip thus far!!
We left New Jersey yesterday at about two o’clock after spending the day madly packing, cleaning, and sweating. We made it about two hours out of Freehold when Lee’s car started making a really bad noise and lost all power. We stopped at a rest stop and decided to call the dealership. They asked us to bring it into a location about twenty minutes away. The car began to smoke on the way to the dealer. Billowing clouds of white smoke every time he started off a light, went up a hill, or turned a corner.
Turns out he blew the turbo, hopefully won’t have hurt the engine. So we are ensconced in a Motel six in Limerick PA, with two kids, three cats, and two dogs for a couple of days while we wait for repairs.
The Good news:
This didn’t happen in Amish country miles away from the nearest (non-buggy) tow-truck.
Due to our delay, I had time to replace my bald tires (I had no idea they were bald) with safe tires.
The warrantee covered the repairs.
The town we are stuck in is named Limerick.
(In Limerick they sat and ate snacks,
while their Subaru sat up on jacks,
they’d lost several days,
in mind numbing ways,
while awaiting their chance to make tracks!!)
The Bad News:
Well…. I don’t need to repeat it all do I?
Anyway…. anyone out there want to take me for drinks when I get home? I would like to forget this experience as quickly as possible.