Well. Title says it all.. Today I drove 30-ish minutes away to pick up a girl to go to the movies with. Had a bit of complications with GPS but finally made it to the meet up and waited at Arbys for her to arrive.. Went inside and got a drink and Mozzarella sticks and here she is. So we go out and get in the Jeep, and it must have gotten very jealous because all she gave me was a 'Click' each turn of the key.. So we pull someone over for a jump and try again.. 'Click'.. So since I have very little knowledge about auto mechanics (I'm a pinsetter Mechanic at a bowling alley. BIG DIFFERENCE.) I didn't know what to do.. We waited about an hour and she had to go otherwise she'd be stuck with me all night and I'd have to get her home sometime by 3 and I get off at 2AM... about an hours drive away from her.. So that wasn't happening.. So I wait for backup alone in the Arbys parking lot looking over the maintenance book looking for ideas and texting my co-worker to see if he had any Ideas.. Tapped on the starter, Nothing. Cleaned terminals with a wire brush.. Nothing.. Backup finally arrives and we decide to spring for the starter. So off to Advance Auto Parts. (Had just enough in the bank to cover it. Left with only $30 now.) Head back to Arbys and crawl under the Jeep and started to get to know her better.. Swap out the starter TWICE because I'm an idiot and put the old one BACK on.
Finally get everything hooked up and back how It should be. With a few cuts and black arms later. Turn her over and she comes to life. Finally! Then I had to rush home for a quick shower and on my way to work was blinded by rain and almost wrecked her thanks to a big puddle someone splashed up in my face at an intersection..
Now I get to deal with the annoying bowlers and even more annoying Pinsetters. I hope they are calm tonight. I don't feel like catching calls tonight. Might just go for quick cat naps here and there after the other mechanic leaves.
That was my day today.. I'm just Lucky it was the Starter. I was out of AAA coverage and couldn't afford a tow. Thank God it wasn't the alternator.. I might keep a spare starter in the trunk now just in case. THANK YOU ZJ. Guess it's her way of telling me to pay her more attention.