Anyway, here's a quick rundown. Wednesday, i'm driving to school, car seems louder than usual (I had a soft top convertible so its like driving in a wind tunnel all the time) - whatever, keep driving. I go home at the end of the day, now i'm thinking I may have a slow leak in my tire, but I checked them all and nothing, so okay keep going. I get off the Pali (windy highway in the cliffs for those of you that have been to Maui) and i'm in bumper to bumper so i'm driving slow and the car is wobbling. Okay, I KNOW thats not good. Pull into the gas station and check tires again.. nothing. So finally I look under the car, and see this..
Welp, that sucks.
Call AAA to come change the flat, and he can't get the spare to fit (the spare that came with the car and will definitely fit) - fine, what do I know. Tow it to Kahului 25 miles away because no one carries the tire size I need. Change tire, now the car wont reverse.. WHAT?!
Apparently front wheel drive cars cannot be towed by the back wheels, when the car is not running. You think a tow truck driver would know this? Nope. Transmission = dead. Chances of finding a Saab transmission in the middle of the Pacific = ZERO.
Car is dead in the water until we can locate one and ship it out. Such has been my week.
Last day of school tomorrow. Mentally exhausted. Sewing has taken a back burner. After lots of sleep, i'll catch up. Silver lining... That tire could have been a lot worse and caused a serious accident, so i'm thankful that wasn't the case, which makes the rest of this a nuisance, but tolerable... see why i'm proud of myself??
Happy Aloha Friday!