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The red and blue ships have collided!

My car troubles continued. Today I could not start the thing no matter what. Internet sages recommended whacking the key with a mallet and/or shooting WD40 into the lock. Neither of these worked for me. I think I need a new ignition tumbler. And a tow unless I can get it started One More Time.

This morning I was supposed to meet the real estate agent to look at houses. I called her and she came to the house to pick us up. We looked at a whole bunch of places; no 5yo on earth could be more patient and cooperative than househunting V. We got home and I attempted to start the car for the next hour but to no avail. It's probably better that the car be stuck here than at ballet class, but hhV was sorely disappointed. Me, I'm just sore: I got blisters on my fingers.

Tomorrow I will try to trick Victoria into walking somewhere. Otherwise we are stuck.

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whimmydiddle
Feb. 22nd, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
I used to keep an ungodly number of keys on my keychain, and let it all dangle from the ingnition when driving my car. Until a car guy told me, "Lady, I can't tell you the number of ignition locks I've had to drill out and replace because of that practice. That lock is just not designed to support all that weight, especially swinging around as you drive. Do yourself a favor and put your car key on a separate keychain."

I thought about it, and realized that 99.9% of the time when I used a key from that key chain, it was either the house key or the car key. So now those two keys are on a keychain together, and everything else stays on another keychain in my purse, ready enough to grab when needed, but not burdening my ignition.

If your keychain is heavily loaded, that might be the cause of your problem.
koralleen
Feb. 22nd, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)
I did have a heavy keychain a few years ago--maybe the damage was done then and decided to manifest itself this week. Maybe I will give up driving for Lent.
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