My Truck’s Future is Uncertain

My truck was coughing and sputtering and rattling and knocking so bad today. I thought it was from bad gas (we emptied the jerry can from the garage into the tank) so I filled up the tank and if anything it got worse. I was so afraid that it was going to stall out on me in the middle of an intersection I turned around and headed to the mechanic’s.

He put a bottle of additive into the gas tank in case it was just bad gas and told me to drive around for an hour. I drove around the back streets around my house and let it sit and idle in my driveway for awhile. It didn’t get any better so it’s back in the shop.

I let him know that if it is time to say good-bye, then I can accept that and move on. There is no way I’m driving it across town like that, let alone all the way to southern Ontario. I was practically in tears I was so afraid it was going to die on the street.

It’s been acting weird since I got the starter changed so perhaps they just didn’t put the truck back together right. (cross fingers).

One week from today and I won’t be a home owner any longer. I still have a TON of things to do before the movers show up on Thursday. Good thing I don’t have to go to work too.

What I’m listening to right now: The dogs pacing around waiting for Jeff to bring the smoked pork chops in from the bbq.


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

One Reply to “My Truck’s Future is Uncertain”

  1. oh Lisa, I think that you will have to buy a winning lotto ticket and get a new truck. But you loved it so. You and dad should not hang out together I think ahah at least don’t give the sickness to my car ok

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