Journey with Friends – Week 52

01 Jan

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!

Sunday, December 24, 2017 – Last minute shopping anyone?  We are taking the next couple of days and doing absolutely nothing but laying around.  Must get rest – 2018 will be here before we know it.  We went out today with mom.  Weird thing happened.  The Jeep stopped running right in the middle of traffic – totally conked out.  What a scary situation.  It did crank right back up though.  Weird?   Miles Moved: 0.10

Monday, December 25, 2017 –  Merry Christmas my friends!  We hope that everyone had such a wonderful holiday.  We enjoyed it with family and friends.  Did some errands throughout the day. The Jeep was fine but the check engine light came on.  Miles Moved: 0.10

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 – Took the Jeep to get an oil change/air filter and cabin filter.  Thought maybe it needed some TLC.  Poor baby.  Afterwards the check engine light was off.  YAY… right?  Nope.  Got on the expressway where the Jeep conked out on me again in the middle of traffic!  Thankfully I was in the right lane and eventually I was able to get to the side.  I’ve never been more scared in my entire life!  Jim was with me and I was literally shaking.  I was less than five minutes away from the dealership at the next ramp.  By sitting for a few minutes and then cranking the Jeep, I was able to inch by inch get to the exit with my emergency lights blinking.  It took us over ONE hour to get less than what five minutes away from the dealership.  I could see the dealership from where we were on the expressway!  Got to the dealership and they go by appointments only.  What?!  I need to be a psychic now to know when my car is going to break down?  I think they felt sorry for me.  They told me to leave it and they would fit it in – okay.  What else could I do, right?  I had my neighbor come pick us up.  What a nice guy he is!  It’s so bad how we get used to these items like having a car at your fingertips.  We didn’t have a car tonight and it was somewhat scary.   Miles Moved: 0.48

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 –  Let me tell you a story about my childhood.  We didn’t have a lot of money, there were seven of us kids and our car was *always* breaking down.  Everywhere!  I don’t care if it was to the store, to school or even on vacation.  ALWAYS breaking down.  Now back in the day, the cars didn’t have all of these electronics and computers like they do today.  My dad taught me early on how to tinkle with a car and change it’s oil – even to change my tires and give my own alignment.  That’s why today I have to have a new car that RUNS.  Yesterday totally brought back all of these old feelings. I was totally in the dumps of what to do/not to do.  Here I am recovering from surgery still and I was in a predicament I couldn’t control.  I don’t like that.  The dealership called and told me that it was a crankshaft sensor that needed to be replaced AND that there was a recall on my Jeep with the airbags.  Lovely.  I told them to fix it all, make sure that baby runs.  I think they felt sorry for me.  I had the sweetest person working with me at the dealership.  They had everything fixed in a couple of hours.  Yeah, it cost me.  It wasn’t earth shattering and if it makes the Jeep WORK and run another couple of years, I’m good with that. And the Jeep was cleaned.  Did I say that?  When I picked it up, they had detailed it spotlessly. ❤ What awesome people they were. And yes I thought about getting rid of it but…I kept going back to no not yet.  But I did change it’s name… doesn’t everyone name their cars?  The Jeeps name is now Diablo – LOL Miles Moved: 1.43

Thursday, December 28, 2017 –  The Jeep is running beautifully – YAY!  Like a brand new car.  I had a long talk with it this morning.  If it behaves and takes care of me, I’ll take care of it.  Miles Moved: 1.72

Friday, December 29, 2017 –  Another long weekend.  Good.  I have some last minute shopping and mailing out to do.  Always late to the game I am.  Miles Moved: 0.63

Saturday, December 30, 2017 –   Last weekend of the year.  Today calls for watching television and boxing things up to be mailed.  My last weekend of rest.  January 2 starts the new me in 2018!  We got this my friends!  Miles Moved: 1.47

This week walked: 5.93

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  541.06

  small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤


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18 responses to “Journey with Friends – Week 52

  1. Lee and Phod

    01/01/2018 at 12:38 pm

    My car did a similar thing last winter. It was at a light. Scared me. Glad you got it fixed and hopefully no more scary problems!

    • Piglove

      01/02/2018 at 9:28 am

      Amen to that! Scared the crap out of me. I just hate car problems of any sort. They totally freak me out! ❤

  2. Kate Crimmins

    01/01/2018 at 1:01 pm

    I get terrified when a light goes on. I had a round with my tire pressure and drove home very carefully. My husband followed me to the dealership to get it fixed. Somehow I picked up a nail in my sidewall. Sidewall puncture = new tire. Boogers. Hope Diablo is grateful that you didn’t send him to the auto graveyard!

    • Piglove

      01/02/2018 at 9:29 am

      Shivers – I hate car problems! So far Diablo is doing fine. I did have the tire pressure light come on – that’s normal because of the cold outside here in the south. I’ll get it checked out tonight. But I find every time I crank Diablo and hear the different dings, I cringe thinking the check engine light may stay on ❤

  3. The Canadian Cats

    01/01/2018 at 3:26 pm

    Keep up the great work June.


    • Piglove

      01/02/2018 at 9:29 am

      Thanks sweet friends! ❤

  4. CarolMaeWY

    01/01/2018 at 6:30 pm

    Car problems are nightmares. So glad yours is fixed. Hope it stays that way. Nice of them to detail Diablo. Hope your New Year is the best yet. Enjoy!

    • Piglove

      01/02/2018 at 9:30 am

      Thank you sweet friend!! Hope you have a wonderful New Years Day as well. ❤

  5. Skyler Braveheart

    01/01/2018 at 7:28 pm

    Boy June, you have had quite a year….and a dramatic finish to boot….but you don’t need that kind of drama. Glad your car got the attention it needed. We want dependable cars.

    • Piglove

      01/02/2018 at 9:32 am

      YES – We need dependable cars for sure. Hopefully Diablo will stay nice for a while. ❤

  6. angelswhisper2011

    01/02/2018 at 5:55 am

    OMC that sounds horrible, Miss June *bites paws*, thank cat nothing worse has happened! Granny called her car ‘kleine tuut’ that means little toot toot, or something like that 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy, Healthy New Year to all of you. Let’s make it a good one 🙂 ❤

    • Piglove

      01/02/2018 at 9:34 am

      It was definitely a challenging time for sure. I love toot toot. That is so cute!! Diablo and me had a long time last week. He takes care of me – I’ll take care of him – LOL. Have a great New Years Day! ❤

  7. katsrus

    01/02/2018 at 7:18 am

    So glad you got your jeep fixed. Have a great week.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      01/02/2018 at 9:34 am

      Thanks my sweet friend. Me too! ❤

  8. NylabluesMum

    01/02/2018 at 10:45 am

    What a wild Christmas week THAT was June!!! I can imagine you feeling very nervous w/out the Jeep.
    Well it is now 2018…fingers crossed all will be well. And CONGRATS on moving more than 500 miles; that’s amazing!!
    {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen ❤

    • Piglove

      01/02/2018 at 12:02 pm

      thanks sweet friend! I am so very glad that last week is behind me and Diablo is working much better. (Although his tire light pressure came on this morning – I can deal with that though – I think – LOL). I just hate any kind of car problems. I can’t believe I moved that much – even with me being out for several months due to surgery. Hope you have a wonderful New Year sweet friend ❤

  9. Tails Around the Ranch

    01/02/2018 at 2:37 pm

    Here’s to a wonderful 2018. Best wishes to you and everyone at the Hotel Thompson.

    • Piglove

      01/02/2018 at 3:47 pm

      aaww thanks my friend. We hope you have a wonderful one as well ❤


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