Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Car, The Lemon

We got lemons at Gleaners the other day.
As we were unloading the car, one fell out and lodged above the bumper.

I thought it was funny.
I don't anymore.
Because ... the lemon had the last laugh -
My car died.

Yep, click.
That's all I heard.
Click. No vroom vroom.

Three guys all under the hood - poking, prodding.
Much shaking of heads.

Final diagnosis? The starter 'seized'. Apparently.
We hope. Because that can be fixed.
Expensive, but replaceable.

We go to rescue the beast today.
From where it was abandoned next to the road.

And the first thing I am going to do is GET RID OF THAT LEMON.


  1. Hey, Sissy--keep looking up--there's always hope.

    And that is a bittersweet funny about the lemon. ((hugs))

  2. Not funny I know (the car issue), but pretty funny about the lemon having the last laugh. lol

    I hope the problem turns out to be fixable and not too expensive.

    And in answer to your question...Yes, that is Frogpond church in Wilsonville.

  3. I left a long comment but Blogger won't post it.

  4. If you have a starter then you have a solenoid. The click you hear is the solenoid not starting the starter. Get a big old wooden screwdriver and rap the solenoid a couple of times. It is either that or empty the piggy bank and take the car to the local garage.

  5. Oh no it's the dreaded lemon curse...aren't car problems a pain...can't live with em can't live without em. Best wishes to you and your starter. I so wish there was something I could do to help you. Good luck darlin...Love you.

  6. The gods were surely trying to tell you something (more likely, though, it's just their wacky sense of humor)

  7. I know that story from living it too. But the way you wrote it, I am sorry to day, it is funny. Thank you for sharing the story we have all lives. Is your starter fixed? Hopefully it was just a loose/dirty battery connection.