Today I got into my car and noticed right away that it wasn't running right. Then the check engine light came on. I really doubted the wisdom of even driving it to work - so I took the side roads and did it anyway. I called the VW dealer when I got to work - even that took guts for me. At lunch, I got my daughter to follow me to the dealer and we left my car there. 2 hours later they called me and told me my car was fixed. And it was all covered under warranty (well, except for the oil change which I told them to do since I was already there.) It was a burnt out coil in my ignition - whatever that is.
I have a morbid fear of car trouble. That is why I keep buying new cars every 18 months to 2 years. I have had this car for a little over 3 years. It is foolhardy to buy a car that often and I am trying to knock it off. But, oh, how I hate car trouble. But my registration this year is under $200. - when the car was new it was over $500.
I wondered to myself today if back in the day I would have just kept driving the car with the check engine light on. I bet I would have. Facing fears isn't the most fun thing in the world to do, but it sure is worth it. Especially when you find that you are afraid of nothing.
I am meeting one of my sponsees at the meeting in the morning - so maybe if I post this tonight I will get to the meeting on time. Well, it COULD happen.