This week is one of those weeks.
My alternator went out in my car Tuesday evening. Ok. No big deal. I have a mechanic friend who needs the money and he came over Wednesday to help me. But it started to get dark and he needed some other tools to fix it.
Thursday he didn’t come over because his car was having issues and he didn’t get it fixed until 10pm.
I rode my bike to work. Ok. No big deal there. I needed to crosstrain. I can handle a little bike ride back and forth.
It is now Friday and I have to get to work in 2 hours. Has he shown up yet?
No. Looks like another evening of riding my bike.
My car is in pieces in my parking spot and I can not drive it to a mechanic shop.
I am not a mechanic but I can do some basic things. Like replacing a battery, headlights and I can change a tire faster then the BF. I do however have a bigger toolbox then the BF.
Saturday’s 16 mile long run will be replaced with going to my storage unit to search for tools, and the library to get a Chilton’s. I did, however, score free tickets to the Boise Philharmonic Heroic Beethoven concert. A perfect soundtrack for motivation and pushing through to the end.
I have never replaced an idler pulley, belts, alternator, and a head gasket before. I guess here’s to being my own personal hero.