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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bad News, Good News!

Today wasn't much of a textile day for me. Here's part of the reason why:
I've been helping a friend to get ready for his driving test. Today was the day of the test and despite the most careful preparation including an extra service and new tyres for my car, it broke down last night. The indicators and hazard lights just died. The breakdown service couldn't fix it, so I booked a mobile mechanic for first thing this morning and a taxi to get myself back to the car. "First thing in the morning" is way too early for me these days! After checking the fuses and pulling the centre out of my dashboard. The mechanic came out with this: That little bit on the left is the contact and it's supposed to be in the middle of the part on the right. I'm told the whole thing is called a "flash can"--it's less than two inches across, but obviously vital. I took the pic on the car roof to commemorate the occasion since it cost a fair bit of trouble and lost sleep. I must say, I quite like the effect on my blue paint with the tree reflected in it as well. The car was fixed before 9 am and here's the good news:In case you live somewhere where the rules are different, That red P means, " I got my licence and I'm allowed to drive on my own." Then again, I think the smile tells the story.

3 comments:

Vireya said...

Congratulations to the new driver! And well done on getting your car fixed in time. Will you just sit quietly and recover now?

Textile Tragic said...

Thanks! I thought I'd sit quietly today, but I'm finding that there's a small mountain of notes on my table reminding me of things I have to do this week . . . Oh well.

Dee said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! to both the new driver and the drivng teacher :) take a deep breath and then come visit me... in 31/2 week i will have two learners....