Monday, August 20, 2007

Heads or Tails

For this weeks "Heads of Tails" meme the subject is "luck".

I'll recall a bit of luck that happened about 3 years ago. I had been driving over to the other side of the state to see my then girlfriend/fiancee Barb (who is now my wife :)), and as I recall I was
laid off and had started to drive back to my side of the state to pick up my last weeks paycheck. I had traded in my pickup truck the previous year (which had died lol) and bought a used Mercury Grand Marquis to drive.

Well, as I got onto the freeway to head back, a few miles into this journey the low oil pressure light came on and the engine started to make lots of bad noises. I knew there wasn't much I could do but head back to Barbs and see about some other way to get my check.

Well, part of the "luck" came into play as I made it within walking distance of her apartment just as the engine gasped it's last breath. The other part of my "luck" happened in that the previous year I had bought a 95 Dodge Intrepid for Barb to drive. I was lucky enough to have another vehicle to use to get back and forth so I didn't have to immediately get another one. To end the story, I eventually got the engine in the Grand Marquis rebuilt and it still lives today.


Skittles said...

Car stealer hahaa! *Smooch*

tegdirb92 said...

You sounded very lucky that day :)

Tammy Duplessie said...

Man that would have been really unlucky if your car would have died on the highway!

Stine said...

Lucky you, and lucky Skittles!

Misty Dawn said...

Ah yes, car troubles - very unlucky!!! But, making it within walking distance to the wonderful Skittles Place - Priceless (sorry, couldn't resist)

Mama Pajama said...

Very lucky you!!