Me & My Muse – Day 676: Charged Up

Having finished my morning shift,  my journey to get a new car battery was a success.

But it was barely a success.  After I finished my shift, I got picked up from work and taken home.  From there, I take off for Sears.  Luckily, the car started up, but just barely.

When I got to Sears, it was about 3:43 p.m.  Roughly 17 minutes before 4:00.  From 4:00 to 6:00, they were booked solid with appointments, so this was my last chance to get it in.  When I talked to the person there, they told me that that they were done taking vehicles for the day, and the only ones that they were taking were the ones from 4:00 to 6:00 (the time that they close).  After some convincing, they made an exception.  After all, I called earlier, and was told that I had an appointment for 3:45.  It would’ve not made any sense if they went back on their word.

After barely getting in for my appointment, I was told that the installation would take 30 to 45 minutes.  To pass the time, I started walking around the mall, but because I was hungry, I stopped at the food court.  While I was in line at Yummy Japan, I was called by the Sears technician.  He said that the battery that was in the car was an AC Delco.  This was the battery that originally came with the car.  And with it being a 2005 Buick LeSabre, that means that the battery was 10 years old.  And having acquired the car in December of 2009, it lasted five and a half years with me, and four and a half with the previous owner.  Not bad for a battery.  After the technician gave me the price, I agreed to pay it.  I ordered my Kato Chicken and ate it.

As I was heading to the bathroom to wash my hands, the Sears technician called again.  He said that they were done with the installation and that I could pay for it.  I went back to Sears, paid for the battery and came home.

With a new Diehard Battery and a 3-year warranty, my car is all charged up.  With new wipers, new tires and now a new battery.

As for the rest of this day, I am going to take it easy.  Tomorrow, I will mow the lawn and go see a movie.

One other thing.  I am also charged up to see Weird Al Yankovic in just two weeks.  To celebrate, I am kicking off the celebration with the “Two Weeks of Al”.  Over the next two weeks, I will be listening to all fourteen of his albums, listening to one each day.  I just listened to ” ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic” his first album. Tomorrow, I will be listening to ” ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’ In 3-D”.   That, in the words of Forrest Gump, are “all I have to say about that”.

Today’s high is going to be 68 degrees and the silver lining is getting a new car battery.

To those of you who like driving in safe and reliable cars, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  A new battery, huh?  Perhaps I should do something to it to make his next trip more interesting.  Mwa ha ha ha!!!


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