It’s better it happens there than on the road.
The fog rolled in already yesterday evening and I thought for a while that it was leaving and that we might get frost instead, it was that feeling in the air. But it stayed and made our morning walk very pleasant. Early mornings, preferable cool are the only hours of the day when we can walk around as we want without being annoyed by flies and fog helps even more 🙂 But I must mention that it isn’t that bad in the garden, feeding birds during winter and having lots of thorny bushes where they can hide and nest during summer helps a lot. This is bog country so I can’t expect anything else to be honest.
My day has been a bit more eventful that I ever could have guessed. It started when I drove to work and my car told me a light bulb had broken. As soon as I came to work I checked which one it was and it must have taken three or four minutes to find that it is one of those tiny ones one really never use. I didn’t think more about it and went inside. I was going to work in the neighbor factory today and since they had warned for heavy showers I decided to not walk there but to use my car. It wouldn’t start because the battery had died completely!
We have a car battery charger at work so I started to charge it and walked to my other work place. I realised that the battery needed to be replaced sooner rather than later and decided to buy a new one after work. I was a bit worried when I was leaving the other factory because the lightning had hit somewhere and the power had broken and all the toxic fumes had started to spread. But the power came back and no one got poisoned. The thunder wasn’t even close though 🙂 So back to my ordinary job and I placed the battery in the car and it sort of choked a bit until the battery was dead again 🙂
I talked to the factory owner about borrowing one of the company cars so I could buy a new bar´ttery before I stopped working for the day and that’s never any problem even if I would have to borrow the big pickup truck. He told me that they sold car batteries at a store (selling tractor and harvesters and other farmer things) only 300 meters (much the same in yards) away, so I decided to walk there instead since the thunder still kept its distance. The battery I had didn’t have any text on that told me anything about it so I took a photo with my telephone and walked away.
Batteries are much heavier than one can believe when seeing them 🙂 But I only stopped once on my way back. The car started directly as soon as I had plugged it in and then I realised I didn’t have anything to eat for lunch. So I drove to the store in the village and on my way back I realised that my car needed oil, so back to the farm machine store again to buy some oil. I stood there for several minutes reading the labels on the oil bottles understanding absolutely nothing. So I did what I usually do, I said with loud voice that I’m a totally idioy´t when it comes to cars, I love to drive them but no nothing about anything. What oil should I buy. It’s no meaning to try to look as one knows what one does when one doesn’t 🙂 So it didn’t take many seconds until they showed me the right one 🙂
I’m so glad the battery died at work and not on the road because I live at the wrong part of this county if anything happens on the road, all my friends and work friends live at the opposite side. So now I have oil in the engine and a battery that works (knock on wood) and much less money on my bank account 🙂 It’s time to make something to eat, I already have the tea by my side.
Have a great day!