Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Transmission with a Bright Side

Well, Monday could be described as a "Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". It started with my first parent conference totally ditching me. Which I got to school early for by the way. That always upsets me. I had to reschedule 5 parent conferences to get blood drawn at my doctor's office because the nurse was sick at my previous visit and they couldn't find anyone to take my blood. Bright side: All 5 parents were happy to reschedule for another day. So on the way to my doctor appointment on Monday, the Equinox starts acting funny and all of a sudden will not go over 5 mph. We ended up sitting in a Michocana parking lot off of the 360 feeder road for 2 hours while waiting for a tow truck and someone to get us. Bright side: my mom was available to come pick us up. We dropped the equinox off at the dealership. Bright side: my mom took us to Mimi's for dinner to cheer us up. We got home at about 8pm. Side note, yesterday my parent conferences lasted until 7:45 with only a 30 min break, so we got home at 8:30 last night. Well it turns out that the transmission is out and the engine needs to be taken apart. Bright side: the dealership is 98% sure the cost will be covered under the power train warranty. So we are without a second car for at least the next week. Bright side: We carpool to work and rarely use two cars in one day.


  1. That is awesome that you are looking at the bright side of things! How lovely that you have family, friends, and warranties to make life better when it's tough! (((HUGS)))

  2. aw dang Shel, I'm sorry!! That is so not fun. Hopefully ya'll won't have to pay anything to get that fixed. By the way, i love that app on the side of this page that says how big your baby is, so fun! Little Lemon Russell! love ya!

  3. First of all...CONGRATS on the baby news! That is so exciting!!! Second, we love Flight of the Concords too! Go to They have all kinds of shirts, really cheap!