I always think it feels strange to ride as a passenger in my own car, which is what I did today. It feels strange because I am so used to driving, seeing and doing everything from the driver seat of my car. So when I am a passenger, well everything just looks and feels weird. Also for some reason, I think my car feels a lot bigger when I experience it from a passangers point of view...
Streetlights here in Lyckeby in Sweden tonight, as seen by me from the passanger seat of my car.
But I guess it can be a good thing to change ones point of view from time to time. Because even a small change like this one, gave me a huge refreshing perception of my car today. In a nice way that is. :-)
Today I could finally get my car back home from the car shop. Yay! It has almost been two weeks since she died on me. And it turns out it was the battery after all, completely empty. I thought it was something wrong with the start engine... But then again, I know very little about how cars work under the hood, lol! So it was a wild guess. But the solution to this problem was a new battery. Phew!
At lunch time today I got in my car, turned the key, all the lights on my dash board lit up - but not even a tiny noise from the car engine! Grrr! What the... And I have no idea why this happened??? Because my car worked just fine the last time I drove it...
Oh well, no way was my dead car engine going to ruin my plans for today. And luckily for me, my sister was able to leave her baking for about 30 minutes to give me a lift into town. Thanks sis! :-) So I met up with my mum as planned, had some yummy Thai buffet, did some shopping and then headed back home again to my car headache...
Now hopefully I can get someone to take a look at my car this weekend. It's really no hurry. But even though I'm not completely dependent on a car, I still find it extremely annoying when these type of unexpected things happen! So I hope for a speedy resolution to this problem.
And although this car thing has taken up most of my thoughts today. I did see a lovely rainbow break through the rain clouds on my way home from town. An image I think is a lot more fun to begin the weekend with, than one of my uncooperative Volvo.
I finally have a dog grid in my car! Hallelujah! Thank you to my mums partner for finding one, and for half the price I originally paid for the first one - that didn’t fit and caused me five months of irritation… This one was ordered and delivered within a week! Such a relief!
I also replaced my old, worn windshield wipers with the new ones I bought a few days ago. Soon it’s time for tire change and yearly check up. Gosh, all this car maintenance is sooo boring! Wish it could just handle it self…blah!
Now I’m going to force Lisen to pose for me in the car, behind “the bars”, so I can post a pic as well, hehe.
She was a bit surprised at first, but then she gladly posed for the camera :-)
It's Saturday, people drink and party, but not me. Not this Saturday, this evening I am the designated driver. Which is fine by me, I have had my share of "not being the designated driver", hehe.
Moving on to another topic, my weird dream I had last night. Or maybe not weird but kind of annoying. All through my dream, even if I did different things at different locations, I kept eating candy, and buying candy and eating some more candy. All night! I figured I must have a craving for candy, so I bought some today, haha. Have not eaten that much actually, but some.
Left pic: Here I am with Lisen, acting responsible tonight. And as you can see I still have not gotten that darn dog grid issue resolved. The owner of the pet shop have not called yet, I've waited over a week since she said she would call the makers and get back to me...Not very professional! By the way, the pet shop I bought it from is called Hundbiten...Anyway, on the other pic is of course my yummy candy :-)
The guy from the car shop called to say that my "dog grid" didn't fit my car, darnet! I had a feeling it was wrong but hoped that it was I who was wrong...oh well, not much to do about that. I should have ordered it myself, my fault! Just hope I can get my money back or at least store credit. But I'll have to wait until Friday, when the bosslady is in.
On a completely different note, I have (for the first time in my life) actually acquired some plants. Or really one plant, and two window boxes with herbs. My mum set the herbs for me and now I have to see to it that they grow, yiax. I have not wanted plants before because the just die all the time, and that's no fun. However this time I will really try my best to keep them alive, and so far so good :-)
My day began with a text from my grandma asking if she could come visit me. Sure why not. So it was just for me to get up, out with Lisen and prepare for the rest of the day.
I picked up grandma, we went for some well-needed coffee at my sisters, after that grocery shopping, then home and cook todays dinner, and after that away and leave my car to the shop.
And now all of a sudden the clock is half past eight in the evening...
Left pic: Me waiting for my grandma at the parking lot outside CityGross. She definitely take her time... Right pic: The reason I had to leave my car to the shop today, an annoying lamp! And also I hope they manage to put up that "dog grid" I bought some time ago, but have not managed to get up...