I sure hope this week is a one-off. Nothing major, no life-threatening issues, just a bunch of annoying smaller things that all came at once. While Tim’s away.
Monday: go to drive Tim to the airport; he’s away until Friday. The oil sensor light comes on in the car. Tim gets a cab, and I get to take the car to the workshop. They promise to look at it Tuesday morning. The 19-month-old decides to have a party in her crib at 3 am, waking me (of course). She gets back to sleep eventually, I lie there thinking of what needs to be done.
Tuesday: the workshop looks at the car, changes the oil sensor, changes the oil, the sensor light still comes on, they want to keep it until Wednesday to do some further tests. The 19-month old only wakes twice during the night, so that’s not too bad, but then she wants to get up at 6:30 am.
Wednesday: the problem isn’t the oil sensor, it looks like it’s the instrument cluster. Which needs to be fixed at an “authorized dealer”, since they’re the only ones with all the security codes and apparatus to program the electronics. So I get the car back, can still drive it short distances (great service from the workshop, BTW, and a reasonable price), such as to the authorized dealer. Whose first appointment isn’t until February 4th, that’s almost two weeks from now. The 19-month-old figures out how to take off her sleep bag in the middle of the night, gets cold, needs to have the sleep bag and blankets put back on her so she can sleep. Guess I’m not using that sleep bag for her any more. Fortunately she sleeps in till 7:30 am.
Thursday: cold, frosty, but sunny. The toilet clogs. Badly enough that I can’t get it unclogged, and I’m currently waiting on a call back from the plumber.
I sure hope the rest of the week goes better.