Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Something New…

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m back….  I hope.  I also decided to get back to PhotoADay with FatMumSlim

Photo: Jan 2 #FMSPhotoADay Challenge:  Our new, used car.

As you can tell from yesterday’s picture, the nieces were here for the week this Christmas Vacation.  It started off a bit rocky with sicknesses all around (especially me!) but the big thing was the first day they arrived. 

After debating dinner, we decided to head down to Popeye’s for some chicken.  After we ate, there was some light snow action going on.  We headed over to GameStop so Anna could pick out a few with her Christmas money.  As we left there it was snowing really heavy.  We needed Ice Melt badly so Angel ran into Walmart. 

On the way home (20 min drive).. Everything died.. first the dashboard lights, then the radio and then the van!  Right at a light, in the middle of the road.  AAA got there quickly but we were forced to stand on the side of the road in the snow, (still snowing heavily) and wait for the Taxi.  Thankfully we did not have to stand out there long.  A kind police officer let the girls and I sit in his car and wait. 

We waited for an hour!  Every time the officer got a call on the radio, I was terrified he would be forced to make us leave the car so he could go help in car crashes and whatnot.  So thankful he did not! 

So, the alternator on the van is gone.  We will not be fixing it since the van is not in good shape.  We got a great 6 years out of it though.  We bought it used for 1,000.00. 

Above is our new, used vehicle.  Feels like such a downgrade, but hey, it has heat!!  I can not complain about that! 

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