Saturday, December 31, 2022

Well, damn.

Some years are better than others. Besides getting our new dog, Poppy, back in April, a whole lot of this year has been utter crap. And here we are on the cusp of 2023, and guess what? My car won't start! I guess 2022 just had to get one more little nasty surprise in before it takes its leave! *

Of course, Gregg had to work today so he wasn't able to stay home to help me deal with it. And tomorrow is a holiday, as well as a Sunday, so the dealership won't be open. Which means that I may end up taking a personal day off on Monday instead of returning to work to deal with it. But my car is our only "good" vehicle so we're going to have to get it repaired ASAP.

Even though we bought the Scion in 2014, I still consider it a "new" car. We've maintained it religiously, it hasn't quite hit 50,000 miles yet, and it still looks new. I was stunned when it refused to crank this morning. We've never had one single problem out of it! I'm hoping it's just a battery issue but afraid something else might be wrong. If I'm not mistaken, we got a new battery not that long ago during one of the scheduled maintenance visits. It may still be under warranty. I hope that's all it is, because anything else will probably be expensive. And beyond all that, I just hate dealing with car trouble. Especially during the holidays!

So, goodbye to you, 2022. Good riddance, and don't let the door hit you in the backside on your way out!

*I couldn't end this post without wishing a Happy New Year to all of you! My very best wishes for a healthy, happy, and lucky year to come. Thank you for being here!


  1. Oh dear and oh damn! What a pisser! I do so hope it's only the battery.
    Let us all be sure to eat our black-eyed peas tomorrow. We need all the help we can get.

  2. Car trouble is always awful. hope it is just a spark plug or some wire got knocked off ?
    2022 has been a mess for many people but lets hope 2023 will be much better.
    cheers !

  3. Oh dear Jennifer. I'm sorry to read that. Is it me or do we every year say "Good riddance" to every year? Why do we never say," I'm so sorry to see you leave?" Seems every year is awful. Im sure there were years I was sorry to see end. Hopefully 2023 will be a good year for each and every one of us.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Hopefully something quick, easy and inexpensive with your car. I have the same sentiments about 2022. Looking forward to a much better new year! - Jenn

  5. I'm so sorry. I hope it's an easy fix.


  6. Hope the car is an easy fix. Get a friend to jump start it?
    Happy New Year to you and Gregg! Wishing you peace, joy, good health, and happy times in 2023!

  7. Happy New Year. My car was acting up today. I told family that if it is something, I will get it taken care of. It has been recalled, so I already have an appointment in little over a week. Might be nothing, but...good luck with yours. Perhaps a family member or a friend could take you. Hope you have a good 2023...sometimes the little things stress us...

  8. Oh, crud! I hope it turns out to be simple and cheap. May 2023 be a hell of a lot easier.

  9. Car trouble tends to be a mystery to me, I hope your car is fixed easily and inexpensively, perhaps a new battery.

  10. I appreciated your upbeat coda to this post, but I must admit I identify with the frustration, because the end of my year has also been one darn thing after another. So, I GET IT!