[ happier times...aka the first day i got my car 2 years ago. i pose awkwardly, i'm aware.]
Tim: Hello? What's wrong?
(note to self: should prob call more on my way home when everything is fine?)
Me: A light came on in my dashboard! I'm not sure what it means!!
Tim: What does it look like?
Me: Uhh a faucet?? I have no idea.
Tim: Well, drive home and I'll look at it.
Me: Shouldn't I pull over and read the manual??
Tim: On the turnpike and then have to merge back on??
Me: I'm 45 minutes from home!! I don't know, I don't want to BLOW UP!
::both say goodbye and hang up::
Well, I pulled over to read my manual before merging onto a slower part of the turnpike to realize it's my check engine light (important to note: it did not SAY 'check engine', just a symbol. yes, i am clueless.)
Turns out my "evaporative leak detective pump" was shot. I am pretty sure evaporative is not a real word. I felt a little like that Dane Cook skit where the mechanic says,
"Yeah we had to replace the roof on your car, it was starting to peel back. It resented the rest of the car, so we replaced that. Also, there was a tiny unicorn in your exhaust and he was jumping and poking holes in your exhaust, and he was sh*tting in your filters as well. So we had to get that out of there.”
Granted the mechanic is someone that Tim has been going to for years and is always super honest, but still. I totally feel like a unicorn was sh*tting in my air filter. We literally just had my car at the mechanic a month ago too for a minor accident related to hitting a curb. And by minor I mean expensive, considering I needed front brakes and a tire too. So, apparently we need this new pump now and my car was due for inspection in February so we had them do that too. Welp, I need rear brakes and roters now + transmission fluid this time. YEAH.
So, I'm looking forward to the weekend and hopefully not needing anything else for my car for the entire rest of this year. Hear that, MAZDA? I thought so.
Happy (almost) Friday!