When It Rains... And It's Always Raining...

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Just when you think life is going smoothly, it has to go and throw a wrench into things. What was supposed to be a week of resin making has turned into a week of tow trucks and frustration.

I work a second job delivering nasty-grams for a property manager. It's not the most elegant job but it helps pay the bills. During Tuesday's run my battery light came on. I suspected it was my battery terminal and once I pulled over I was unpleasantly proven correct. My positive cable was loose.

Like an idiot I assumed I could continue on and make it home. Nope. Before I could get to an auto parts store to borrow a tool I broke down. Half a mile. A half mile walk to the store and I had a tool that might help me tighten the terminal. And a half mile back. Thankfully I walk a ton at work, so a mile was nothing, even in the insane heat.

But the tool didn't work.

Despite my doubts about humanity, a man stopped and asked if I needed help. He had a better tool, and with a couple pieces of Coke can I managed to tighten the terminal. He jumped my van, backed up, and almost left. Then the van died again...

Ugh.

Thankfully I was able to flag him down again and rejump the van. I was able to drop the tool back at the store and get back on the road home. I assumed if I stayed on the interstate the alternator would take care of the battery.

Ten minutes later and I was back to square one. All the lights on the dash lit up and the van stumbled to a stop.

Ugh.

So with my nearly dead phone I called a tow truck. Then I spent an hour and a half waiting in the heat. A couple people stopped. One even tried jumping me again. No avail.

Annnd now I'm trying to diagnose this. The battery and alternator are both less than a year old. But it could be either one. The internet is barely a help. Bleh. Life can such a hassle sometimes. Thankfully I have a place like this to vent. I hope your week is going better than mine!

Maybe I'll have an NFT tomorrow. We'll see... Keep watching!

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Some days are really sh*t ... Everything will go wrong. Hopefully all the problems are fixed now!

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Unfortunately nothing is fixed yet, but I have at least narrowed down the problem (I think).

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