On March 10 2008, call2arms wrote:My rant : Yesterday.
This weekend we got an amazing 30cm (12 inches) of snow.
Our car has had an history (once) of stalling at a red light, with no contact when trying to start it again. We have a Mazda 3 2004, and these cars have a defect that allows people to punch the door and get in. People broke into it last month. 3 years ago we had an accident with it, had to replace full bumper, right wing?, radiator, wiring. We're changing the car, we had a choice to pick it up on Friday or Tuesday. We chose Tuesday, since the new car will come with 4 season tires, and those just won't cut it in 12 inches of snow.
So, we went snowboarding, at Mont Tremblant, (2 hours away from home). We left around 2:30, to arrive in time to let Jessie out.
We stopped to pee at Harvey's, 30 minutes away from the mountain.
We parked, peed. The car never started again. It wasn't the battery, we had radio and lights. We called CAA (AAA equivalent) and waited, waited... I was completely freaking out because I had 2 exams today and wanted to review my stuff, and Jessie was holding it!!!!!!!!!!! The only bus going home was coming at a whooping 8:45pm, we even asked people in the Harvey's if they were going to town, nope. I considered hitch hiking but you never know how long that's going to take anyway...
At 7:30pm, CAA toeing truck arrived. Of course we called elsewhere, but no toeings on Sunday nights! The guy was so nice, he managed to fix the car (it was only a solenoid??? that was misplaced under the car) and we were able to go home...
Jessie had to hold it 13.5 hours. I cried out of frustration.
No one else has my house keys, since when our car was broken in 1 month ago they took house keys and we changed the locks. I tried to reach people who could maybe have forced a window or something, but no one answered, even their stupid cell phones.
Let me tell you that I ran to the damn door to let her out, just grabbed her collar and took her out. Poor girl, she actually held it the whole time! I only wish she wasn't so clean and had just done it on the floor instead.
On the upside, we managed to get home at least. Jessie was more than happy to see us.
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