They say bad things always come in threes. I am just waiting for the other two.
In my effort to hurry up and pack (we load up tomorrow) I arranged for someone else to stay late, rather than be up until two in the morning packing. But fate had another plan in mind.
I had just gotten home from work, and was surprised that Beth was not there. I knew that Tony had a doctor’s appointment, but it should have been over by then. I called. No answer. I called again. No answer. I called one more time. Still no answer. I left a message. Those of you who know me well, know that I do not leave messages unless it is an extremely pressing matter.
About five minutes later, Beth called to tell me that the power steering had gone out in the mini van. This was extremely distressing since (1) we had just had it serviced and (2) we are moving in less than two days. I went to get her.
When I arrived the situation had deteriorated. The van had stalled and Beth could not get it started again. It was snowing outside and both of the boys were in a van with no heat. I put everyone in the cab of my pick-up truck, and took a look at the situation. I could not see anything wrong except that the power steering fluid was low.
I called a tow truck.
When the tow truck finally arrived, it was nearly 4:45 PM, and I was desperately seeking a mechanic that would at a bare minimum take a look at it today. I called my mechanic, and he said, “No way!”
I asked the tow truck driver. He said he knew of somebody that could take a look at it. We ended up at:
All Makes & Models, Inc.
8538-L Terminal Road
Newington, Virginia 22079
Ask for Tim
Yes this is a gratuitous link, and I hope it draws them many, many customers.
I could not have been happier with the service, treatment and quality that I received from this visit. I just wish that we had found this particular mechanic when we first moved out here, rather than the week we are leaving.