We had big plans for the weekend.
Ted, my friend Laci, and myself wanted to ride roller coasters at silver Dollar City. That's all we were itching to do before the summer really weighed in on us. So we planned to leave Friday and it just seemed like everything was starting out bad. We left two hours late because Laci left her overnight bag twice, Tulsa construction was absolutely heinous, and while getting coffee before hitting the road, her car dies in the parking lot.
It seemed like the battery was the culprit. We got a jump and drove it to an O'Reilly nearby to get it checked out. The cost of a new battery was $150. Ack! Laci drives a BMW, so everything is going to be EXPENSIVE. & if she happens to read this, she would want me to explain that she is not a rich brat. She got a really good deal on the car that she paid for. But apparently didn't realize the expensive upkeep that owning a luxury car would entail. Womp womp.
So we finally got on the road after that ordeal and while in Springfield, MO, the car starts to die on us again! Except this time while we were driving. So you could imagine us freaking out when we saw all the dashboard lights suddenly flicker out of control or completely turn off. The steering wheel, at this point, slowly goes out while Ted is trying to veer us in another lane. The car finally dies, but we were on a bridge with a decline, AND A FEW BLOCKS AWAY WAS AN O'REILLY. I kid you not. The car safely goes through the traffic lights and glides in a parking spot right in front of the door of O'Reilly. Thank you, Jesus!
I was lucky enough to have friends in Springfield that came to our rescue immediately. So we found out that it might not have been the battery at all, but the alternator, which the guy back in Tulsa never checked. Huge fail on his part! I could only imagine what could have happened if were weren't so lucky.
Fortunately, the part was in stock and Ted took it upon himself to figure out how to put it in. Mind you, he is NOT a car guy, whatsoever. Also, BMW's are built to be difficult for parts replacement, simply because they want you to take it in to their specialists ($$$). But anyway, the man is ambitious and a proven conquerer. ;) Meanwhile, our friend took us around Commercial street to bide some time.
|Yes, these do look terrible on me.|
About 5 hours later, Ted with the help of a mysterious biker that drove up just to help out at the last minute, finished the job completely and the car ran perfectly! It was a MIRACLE. We didn't even realize it was Friday the 13th until the next day and it all made sense. Haha. Not that any of us are superstitious, it was just funny to look back on the events that took place. It could have easily ruined our time, but somehow in the midst of all the chaos, I had a really fun day. Friends and random strangers pulling together to help us out; it really made my heart swell. I am completely grateful for everyone involved. And Ted totally earned another Man Badge from his conquest too.
We drove to our hotel and it was an amazingly relaxing night. And the rest of our weekend went pretty smoothly. The weather was PERFECT for roller coasters too. :)
Here are some snapshots from the weekend.
Welp, the curse of Friday the 13th had no real effect on us. IN YO' FACE, BAD LUCK!
This morning I did Crossfit for the first time and it was so brutal! The hardest workout I've ever done and I kinda loved it. I'm already sore, but hopefully I'll be able to get out of bed tomorrow morning because we're going to go look at a house first thing! Sooo excited! Cross your fingers for us! It's been a long journey. Goodnight, chitlins!