Major Bummer (To Me)
August 27, 2023 10:31am CST
I got up and around this morning, walked the dog, got dressed for church, went to my car, turned the key, and…the battery is dead. No one is around to give me a jump, so I called my dad (who luckily had not turned his phone off yet), and asked him to come by after church, and give my battery a jump. He and his wife are leaving for Texas after church, so I’m glad I caught him before he left. I replaced my battery just four months ago, but that’s how it goes sometimes, I guess. I’m bummed I couldn’t make it today though. What are you guys currently doing? For those of you who drive, when is the last time your battery died?
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I’m finishing lunch on the patio at Chuy’s. GORGEOUS temperature right now. I think I’ll go for a walk after lunch. Sorry about your battery. They check my battery every time I get an oil change. The last time I had to call AAA for the battery was my HR-V. I was goofing off with it in the back yard and had the battery power on for the radio (to set up the CarPlay and whatnot). That ran the battery down.
I am sorry that you were up and going but your battery failed. We are on borrowed time on my hubby's SUV as it has been 5 years since that battery was replaced, and with our experience they only last about 4 years. We do not plan on spending anymore money on that vehicle as it is not necessary, and it needs a few things done, but as long as it is running, we keep using it as it is a convenience having a second vehicle when I work from home and he is retired.
@AmbiePam If I knew for certain that we would not go back to the office more than just once a month we would sell our big SUV, as I would save by taking a cab downtown as I would not have to pay for parking and that money could go towards cab fare, but I have no guarantee that we are staying working from home. I will investigate next month as I should be thinking about ordering a new office chair and a chair carpet to roll it on. Mine have seen better days, although our son always likes to take my cast off's when it comes to office chairs.
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That is such a downer, not a good way to start your day. But thank goodness your dad is still available to give you a jump, otherwise you'll have to wait for a while. Four months is too short of a time for your battery to start acting up. I hope you can figure it out soon so you wouldn't have to go through this again. We rely too much on our vehicles, especially when there are emergencies so I will be bummed and anxious too if I do not have access to a reliable vehicle.