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I took my car into the shop on Monday because I would turn it on, and it would die, and I would turn it on, and it would die. Then I would turn it on, give it some gas, say a quick prayer, and drive away hoping all would be well until I reached my desired destination. The mechanic thought that was strange. So did we, which is why we brought it in. It needed some other work anyway. My serpentine belt squealed like crazy every time I drove the car. It was driving me bananas, seriously.
So they fixed that. Then they tried to figure out why it would die.
They replaced the spark plugs. It didn't fix the problem. They ordered a part that wouldn't be in until the next day. Fine. They put that it. It didn't fix the problem. When I called in the middle of day three at the shop, poor Steve told me that the car had actually died in the shop and they couldn't get it started again. But finally, they found a loose wire. When they pushed on it, the car worked, and when they didn't, the car didn't. It was a pretty inaccessible wire, so they were going to try to find it the next morning, fix that, and hope that took care of it.
They did that. It works!
Can I just tell you that even though we have been down to one car for four days and I haven't been able to take all of the family anywhere, I am soooooo glad the car died at the mechanic's shop and not while I was out on the road with a car full of kids somewhere!!! Totally worth the four days to know that is not going to happen! Yippee!!
This afternoon, I took the kids to the beach! The boys who have been to Utah lately just complained because they said it was too cold. Just to give you a little perspective here, the locals were out in shorts and bikini tops. Those actually in the ocean surfing were in wetsuits. The wind was warm, which never happens and the temperature? A very nice and warm 59 degrees.
Spike Spike played in the water. He was soaked from head to toe. After an hour, we had to pull him out because his teeth were chattering, but it was warm enough that I could change him on the beach instead of in the car, like usual. (And the beach was packed!! We had to wait for a parking spot, which I have never had to do either.)
That is all I have to report today.
Except, you probably would like to know how our stake presidency change went. It happened :-) And they didn't call Drew. So in that vein, things in our ward won't change much!