Monday, June 13, 2011

And It Wasn't Hot Outside or Anything...


Grant was out of town the whole weekend. He was fishing with his dad and his brother in Key West. I was due to pick him up from the airport yesterday around 5:30.

Around 2:00, I decided to head to the grocery store to pick up a few key things for dinner.

I purchased 4 items.

I went back out to my car. My HOT car.

And I turned the keys. And everything turned on just fine. But when I tried to put my car in reverse, it wouldn't move.

The little shifter thing wouldn't leave the PARK position. I was stuck.

I giggled about it for a second and then I was all "oh, great". Grant is on a plane. My dad is in China. Where are my men? My brother in law calmly guided me through a few key things to check, but nothing worked. I was officially stuck in the park position.

I proceeded to call all the people I know that live in my area to see if anyone could give me a ride home. Me and my cold groceries. Would you believe that not one of them was home?! I finally walked back inside the store and sat inside because Y'ALL, IT WAS HOT.

Finally, I interrupted my sweet friend Kyndall from her calculus studies and she picked me up from the grocery store and brought me home.

The problem is, by this point it was time for me to go get Grant from the airport. But my car is still at the grocery store. My only option was to drive his pick-up truck.

Fact: I've never driven his pick-up truck.


Fact: It is a vast difference from my little Honda.

Fact: The airport is really far away and a pain in the butt to get to.

But, I did it. And I felt on top of the world. I'm not meaning that metaphorically, I was sitting reaaallly reaalllly high up.

Poor Grant was so ready to be home and he had to come home to find his wife driving his beloved truck and learn that her car was sitting in a grocery store parking lot.

After several trips to and from the store, several phone calls with various car people, and a really neato magic trick, Grant was able to get the car from the store to our house.

The problem wasn't fixed, but atleast it was in our driveway.

He did the magic trick again this morning and now I am sitting at the Honda dealership while they fix what is supposedly a pretty common problem. I have never heard of a car being stuck in Park, but whatever. If they say it's common, it's common.

Thankfully, this place has internet access and a nice little deli. :)

I've officially driven a pick-up truck.And, I'm not gonna lie.... I kinda liked it.


  1. Google "Honda Stuck in Park". You are not alone.

  2. You can't beat a pick-up!! :-)
    - Jen Spencer