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It seems my car has been in a bit of a downward spiral lately. It doesn’t have overly high mileage, but it’s fifteen, almost sixteen years old and certain things are starting to wear out. In the last few months I’ve replaced the brakes and a drive shaft, repaired the exhaust, and last week I bought a new battery when it wouldn’t start.


Today Gus and I had an early morning appointment at the vet and guess what? The car wouldn’t start. Last week when I got the new battery there was some talk about the starter being the problem, but it was easier to replace the battery and hope for the best. Besides, the old battery was, well … old. So it’s not like that was just a wild guess, but I was hoping it was the problem. Apparently not.


So today, and until further notice, I’m grounded. All errands and appointments must come to a halt. Once I get past the inconvenience of not being able to drive anywhere I’ll just focus on getting some chores done around the house.

24 responses

  1. I’ve seen this type of subject matter shot many times. It works well with all the detail that comes out. Nicely done.

    September 23, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    • Thank you!

      September 24, 2013 at 6:32 AM

  2. Stunning! I love the colour as well as the shape. Brill!

    September 23, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    • Thanks! I liked the subtle colors as well.

      September 24, 2013 at 6:33 AM

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  4. Check your alternator. They wear out after so many years. Good news is you don’t need to buy an entire new alternator. You can get a rebuilt ‘core’ and have it installed in the old housing. Good luck.

    September 23, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    • I’ll look into that. Thanks for the heads up!

      September 24, 2013 at 6:33 AM

  5. Very nicely done!

    September 23, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    • Thank you!

      September 24, 2013 at 6:33 AM

  6. Amar Naik

    perfect patterns


    September 23, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    • Thanks!

      September 24, 2013 at 6:36 AM

  7. Great pattern. Sorry to hear about your car!

    September 24, 2013 at 3:13 AM

    • Thanks! Keeping my fingers crossed that it’s all better today!

      September 24, 2013 at 9:04 AM

  8. Wow! Stunning! Good luck with the car. Been having car trouble myself.

    September 24, 2013 at 3:40 AM

    • Thanks! Car troubles are a pain in the neck.

      September 24, 2013 at 6:37 AM

  9. A lovely spiral image.

    September 24, 2013 at 4:53 AM

    • Thank you!

      September 24, 2013 at 6:37 AM

  10. great composition!

    September 24, 2013 at 5:29 AM

    • Thanks! Glad you like it!

      September 24, 2013 at 6:37 AM

  11. What a beautiful sea shell. Great picture.

    September 24, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    • Thank you! Sometimes simplicity is a surprise.

      September 27, 2013 at 6:31 AM

  12. beautiful pattern

    September 26, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    • Thank you! I thought so too!

      September 27, 2013 at 6:32 AM

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