Vibrating Motor

Today has been a long day!  But, lately it seems like everyday is a long day.  But I am feeling it more so today, even after a two hour nap.

My car has been acting up for a few weeks now.  It has been acting like it was going to cut off at random times while I’m going down the road or trying to get going at a red light.  Yeah, it’s a little scary at times.  Also, my check engine light is on all the time, or rather it comes on as I am going down the road.

A few days ago, as I was headed to my Physical Therapy appointment, my car started vibrating and my check engine light started blinking.  I didn’t know my check engine light could even blink! So, of course I freaked for a second and whined a little bit, but I made it to my appointment and drove my car home after.

For two days I took my moms car to work because she was either off work already or didn’t have to work.  But today, mom had to go into work 30 minutes after I had to go into work.  Since we no longer work at the same place, it was going to be hard car pooling, so I took a chance and drove my car to work.

Yesterday my dad changed the spark plugs in my car thinking that was the problem.  Today, my car was still vibrating.

After work I took it to two auto part places to get them to check what codes came up.  It was some stupid code about a misfire in the spark plugs and ended up being the fact that my dad didn’t change the wires when he changed the spark plugs.  So, after going to a few places to find the cheapest wires I finally got a set and was able to head home.

I was so tired at this point.  I had been at work all morning and all I wanted to do was go home and take a nap.

Long story short, my dad changed the wires and I took my car for a spin around the neighborhood.  It works! And runs smoother than it has in a few weeks.  I just have my fingers crossed that it was the reason for my car jerking is because the spark plugs were going bad.

The best part, it only cost me 60 bucks to get my car road ready again.

NaNoWriMo update: As of last night I am up to 4200 words. Right on schedule.  But it’s only day 3 into this whole thing.  I’m trying really really hard to keep up with it. I am going to do it! I will have a novel length story by the end of this month.  If it’s going to be good enough to work on and polish to submit to some publishing companies is yet to be determined.

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