Monday, January 25, 2010

Gone went the gas!

Having a car that I don't drive in the garage still requires attention.

So that the battery doesn't die, I have turn this thing on every now and then. I do this every 2 weeks or so and let it run for a while. Last time I wasn't so careful and when Hubs got back from his year tour in Korea the battery was dead. Now, he claimed that this also caused the alternator to go out and that I caused him to have to spend a lot of money on the BMW just to get it back running when he came back.

Okay, so this time, I have vowed that I am going to TRY to remember to take better care of his beloved BMW and make sure that I start it and let it run.

That's what I did today.

When I got home from dropping Miss Missy off at school, I turned on the Bimmer. It was a bit hesitant, so perhaps it's been a little over a week this time.

I came in the house.

And there where the problem began. I FORGOT I turned it on!

Here it is, an hour until I need to go back to pick up Miss Missy and I go out in the garage to put something in the fridge out there and notice the dim lights on the front of the Bimmer.

Radio is still Blamin' it on the Alcohol, so the battery is certainly not dead.

When I turned it on, the gas light was on with 26 miles to empty. Needless to say, I won't be driving that car those 26 miles until I can find me a gas can!

Thank goodness I was smart enough not to leave the car running with the garage down or I woulda been TOAST from carbon dioxide poisoning!

My Goodness! Redeployment can not come fast enough!


Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

You might want to make a call to AAA to bring you a bit of gas! :)

Kristin said...

Oh my! That totally sounds like something I would've done! LOL!

Jessica said...

Too funny! I wouldn't have even known I would have to do anything at all to the car, but it sounds like you learned that the hard way as well :)

yonca said...

Hahahaaa..Sounds familiar:-)