Saturday, 27 August 2011

Another Tale Of Woe...

No, I didn't forget to add oil... or water... or petrol... I wasn't filling up the wrong bit. And I didn't leave my car lights on either. No, this time it is definitely the car's fault.

This morning I intended to get to Mass, Adoration and Benediction as usual on Saturday morning in Blackfen. It looked like it was going to be a nice day, and so I thought I might go out for a little drive afterwards as well. Sadly, the car had other ideas. I turned the key in the ignition and nothing happened.

I have the home start option on my breakdown cover, so I called them out. The chap thought it was probably a flat battery, and started to charge it up. I immediately cheered up - I've had flat batteries before (though usually because I've left the lights on) and prepared to drive to church. The chap then broke some bad news - the battery wasn't charging up at all, so it was probably the alternator...

A phone call to my usual garage mechanic indicated that there was no chance of getting the required part on the Saturday before the Bank Holiday Monday. It could be fixed on Tuesday if I got the car towed to the garage...

I arrived at the church just in time to join in with the Marian anthem after Benediction, and said a fervent prayer that all would go well on Tuesday... after all, school starts again on Thursday, and I do need to be able to get there...

5 comments:

Matthaeus said...

Sorry to hear that the old motor has been causing problems for you again.

Will pray for you, and also ask the help of St. Barbara (that they can repair your car on Tuesday) and St. Joseph Calisanctus (feast today - a fellow teacher - for the start of the new term).

Mac McLernon said...

Sincere thanks for the prayers Matthaeus!

Seth said...

Dear Mac

Sorry to use your combox for self-promotion, but I wonder if you had seen my new(ish) blog? It is intended to provide a gentle introduction to the old rite for complete beginners. So far I have described Mass up to the Offertory!

http://newtotheef.blogspot.com

Mac McLernon said...

*raps ruler sharply on desk*

Pay attention, young man. You should have noticed that you are already on my blog roll, under UK Blogs.

Next time such inattention will result in a detention...

;-p

Seth said...

My most sincere apologies, Miss! I did notice, only after posting my comment...

Thank you for adding me to your blogroll! Very quick off the mark!

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