You know what they say about staying in bed some days?
My day began ok; went to morning prayers and came back to have some breakfast before heading to work. My car started giving me problems yesterday (actually, it began a week ago, but it had gone away), not starting when I turned the ignition. A quick jumpstart fixed it the last time it happened, and so it did yesterday, though it didn’t have nearly enough running time to recharge the battery. I figured if anything I would jumpstart it this morning, go to work, then drop it at the mechanic later on. No such luck.

The car simply did not start up today, even with a jumpstart. I’m afraid the alternator may be busted; could be the starter, though, I think. I really have no idea; there’s a reason I have a degree in English and not in auto mechanics. It’s one of the two, I know that much, which means that, either way, I’m in for a big slap to my already hurting wallet. All this with our vacation just 2 1/2 weeks away. I’m now waiting for the tow truck to take the car to the shop (thankfully, just down the street from my house).

I knew I should have stayed in bed.

On the plus side, maybe I can actually get some other things done here today, like doing the layout for Lonnie Ezell’s novel, and gather the notes for the first episode of the Gamer Traveler podcast.