Wednesday, January 28, 2009

You know you need a new car when.....

Well, Tyler and I had yet another grand adventure yesterday. It began with a text from Tyler asking where the switch was to swap between the front tank and the back tank of the truck. I knew right away that the truck was dead. Sure enough it would not start. I wasn't too disappointed cuz I thought maybe this was our chance to get a new car, but at the same time it isn't in our plan until the summer.
Well, I left work to pick up Tyler and bring him to work. After he got off work we tried to start the car again.....and it "worked"! I suggested that he drive it around the block to warm it up and make sure it was okay. So we hoped in the truck and began on our quest.

Well, it only took about five seconds for the truck to mal-function again. All of a sudden the gas pedal was stuck completely to the floor. We were zooming of out control and I was certain we were nearing our death. Well, it's been a good life, I love you all, see you on the other side.... But lucky for me Tyler is able to handle situations like this much more rationally than I am, so he threw the car in neutral as it continued to rev at full throttle. He tried to pull the gas pedal back up or apply the brakes, but it was all to no avail.

Well it turns out the gas cable was frozen or something. I'm not sure if we really know what happened, but the truck began working like "normal" again. We'll drive it with caution...as we always have. I guess now we really have no doubt that we'll get a new car this summer. We were hoping to get a little bit of cash for it but I think I've concluded that my little truck is destined to become a demolition derby car.

6 comments:

The Scott & Christie Hardey Family said...

I'm glad you guys are ok. That's a bit scary to be stuck in a run away truck.

Whitney said...

Oh be careful!! I'm sorry that you're truck is having a hard time! We had the same sort of crazy problems with my car right after we got married. It's rough! Good luck.

Jalene Bouwhuis said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is so scary. Run away truck. Please don't die. I need you here.

Brent and Sarah said...

Thanks for the email! I'll be sending the invite pretty soon! And thanks for giving me your blog site! I didn't even know you had one! That's so scary about your truck, good thing Tyler was there!

Brian & Meg Wilson said...

geez! That sounds like the truck is giving you a run for your money! I'm glad everything worked out!

Jamie said...

I will be at that derby for sure! THanks for sending me your blog, I just read it all. I love and miss you!