Well, so far I’ve carried out one of my New Year resolutions – to go for a walk every day.
This morning I discovered my car battery was flat. It wasn’t going anywhere! I hadn’t closed one of the doors properly last time. Luckily, where I had to go was in easy walking distance, so I was able to carry out my mission and got my walk in as well.
Joel came to the rescue later, as usual.
“Why do you keep leaving the door open?” he asked. (It’s at least 2 years since it last happened.)
“Well,” I retorted, “I just drove in and thought, ‘Lets not close the door properly.’”
He squeezed himself between the car and the garage wall.
“It would help if you didn’t park so close to the wall.”
“I have trouble getting this car in,” I explained. “It’s wider than my old car and the mirrors stick out further.”
“Of course, you didn’t think to back out and try again!”
I didn’t tell him how many times I had tried! Most days I can drive straight in, but sometimes it just won’t line up. My neighbours must be greatly entertained watching me drive back and forth in the driveway before I can get through the door.
Anyway, Joel put my car on a charger for a few hours, then took it for a run to charge the battery. When he brought it back, he backed in, so all I have to do tomorrow is drive straight out.
I must remember to get in on the right side.
Oh dear, now I’ve broken my next resolution – to go to bed earlier!