Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Surprise Guest

This morning I was out of the house early, all bright eyed, and bushy tailed, looking forward to attending an estate sale this morning.   Stopped at the Wawa for some iced tea, and the ole Pixe Mobile left me sitting.  Ran into my neighbor there, he tried to jump start it.  Nothing.  

Thank goodness for AAA, that has got to be the best $45 I spend! The tow truck shows up, after I gave my garage a heads up that my car will be towed in, and in less than 5 minutes my car is running.  I thought it would be my starter, turns out, the connection was loose on the battery.  Gotta love an easy fix.  

So what does this have to do with surprise guests?  Well, I had at least 2 men looking at my engine, and not one of them mentioned seeing this:
 Now, admittedly, I don't know much about cars, however, I don't think this is supposed to be part of my engine!  Yes, it's a nest...I think a mouse nest.  I poked around with a stick and nothing poked back (thank goodness!).  So I removed as much as I can, and vacuumed the rest out.  I wonder how many of my neighbors saw me vacuuming my engine, and wondering what the crazy lady is doing?!

So, next time the car leaves you sit, and you suspect the battery,  be sure to check for loose connections, as well as corrosion at the battery terminals.  Gotta go now, and put my extra wrench in the car, just in case!

Have a fabulous day!

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