Any member of my family will tell you that Curran's + Cars = plain bad luck. Some of my most poignant memories of family outings to "town" (meaning Honolulu) were of our 15 passenger van over-heating on the way, with all 8 kids inside. You realize this is only one of the many incidences I remember. Siblings, please add your comments to this and all of the dear, sweet reflections that come to your mind. One of the reasons we've struggled with lemons is the fact that my parents continually bought very old and very used cars. Bless their hearts, we were never a wealthy family. But tell me, who is that chooses to have 8 children?!
Anyhow, my recent auto situation caused me to reflect on all of those years of old, run-down cars. Right around x-mas and all of the crazy snow, my car began having problems starting - especially on those oh-so-cold mornings. I had it jumped on more than one occasion, but always worried about the worse-case scenario (hundred of dollars plunked down on my car). Having a 2005 automobile, I thought those days were over. Well, for the last month I have been worried that I would have to shell out mucho dinero for this very beloved car. Today I was sweetly surprised. I went to consult with the folks at Auto Zone, where they tested my battery, alternator and starter and deduced that it was indeed the battery. My first question, "How much will that cost?" I hadn't replaced one since the last car and thought maybe it would change with a newer car. Not so. The dear thing only cost me $69.99. Oh friends, I am loved. This I Know. I would not have been able to afford anything else, and I was indeed so thankful.
Thanks to the folks at Auto Zone for installing it for me too (not a usual thing, I'm told). They made a stressed young lady awfully happy. Hooray!