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Old 03-06-2014, 11:13 AM   #1
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very bad start to day

With my wife having the car today, I took my truck to go walking at the mall. After a few miles, the oil light came on, oil pressure dropped to zero, and before I could get to a place to pull over, engine started to rattle and then quit. Called my step-son, he said would pick me up on his way to work. After going over half hour out of his way, we got home. He left his car running, and came around to help me get out and I accidentally hit the lock button. Now his car is running in my drive, all doors locked. He called his wife, and it takes over half hour to get here. He left here at 10:45 am to be at work at 11 am, but has over an hour's drive to get there. We didn't have room in his car for my walker, but I can get around with a cane. Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:27 AM   #2
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Shoulda stayed in bed. Yeah, makes for a crappy day.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:51 AM   #3
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You'd never know what a good day is unless you have a bad day once in a while. Hope tomorrow goes alot better for you and your step-son.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:13 PM   #4
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That's enough to make a guy just want to crawl back in bed and pull the covers up over his head.

I guess your Step-Son's car doesn't have OnStar.

What's the finding on your truck engine?
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:28 PM   #5
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I think the engine is locked up.
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With my wife having the car today, I took my truck to go walking at the mall. After a few miles, the oil light came on, oil pressure dropped to zero, and before I could get to a place to pull over, engine started to rattle and then quit. Called my step-son, he said would pick me up on his way to work. After going over half hour out of his way, we got home. He left his car running, and came around to help me get out and I accidentally hit the lock button. Now his car is running in my drive, all doors locked. He called his wife, and it takes over half hour to get here. He left here at 10:45 am to be at work at 11 am, but has over an hour's drive to get there. We didn't have room in his car for my walker, but I can get around with a cane. Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed.
Then again, there are many folks who didn't make it out of bed this morning.
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You'd never know what a good day is unless you have a bad day once in a while.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:42 AM   #8
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Sounds like a day in the life of an active man (woman). Blessed to have a truck. Blessed to have family that you can depend on. Blessed to have $ for internet/smart phone. Blessed to have friends on this forum who share in your mishaps. Have a great day today.

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With my wife having the car today, I took my truck to go walking at the mall. After a few miles, the oil light came on, oil pressure dropped to zero, and before I could get to a place to pull over, engine started to rattle and then quit. Called my step-son, he said would pick me up on his way to work. After going over half hour out of his way, we got home. He left his car running, and came around to help me get out and I accidentally hit the lock button. Now his car is running in my drive, all doors locked. He called his wife, and it takes over half hour to get here. He left here at 10:45 am to be at work at 11 am, but has over an hour's drive to get there. We didn't have room in his car for my walker, but I can get around with a cane. Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed.
I hope today has found you better.
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