I wouldn’t characterized myself as the most superstitious person on the planet, but I do believe in luck, both good and bad. So, how do I interpret the events that have begun the new year? I had every intention of going into this year with lots of positives. I was going to continue the improvements that saw such a great upturn in my life the last half of the year. I was planning on writing resolutions that focused on what I could do rather than what I shouldn’t do. As I said, everything was positive. Even my most recent fortune cookie said “you will achieve perfection.” I took this as a good omen, considering the original name of this blog.
However, something inauspicious happened. I have no other way to say it. My car died on the highway. I don’t know how serious it is, but I suspect that it is terminal–or more precisely, financially untenable. Happy New Year and welcome to some bills. Just great.
I was driving, along with a friend, to my other friend’s house to enjoy the Canada Junior hockey game. I was going to be the designated driver. My friends often do this for me, so I feel as though I should repay the favour. Breaking down alone is bad, but inconveniencing other people–think sitting cold by the roadside–is worse. On the other hand, since I am the last remaining person on the planet who doesn’t have a cell phone, had my friend not been there, things could have been worse. I wonder how long I would have had to wait for someone to pull over and let me used their phone.
Luckily nobody was hurt and I belong to CAA, so the tow was covered–and it was a long one. Now all that waits is the decision about the car. Perhaps I will know by Tuesday. As for how this will affect my year…. well, today it meant walking to the supermarket. The positive side of that I got some more exercise.