Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer

More about the car

[New readers start here -- the central locking, alarm, and engine immobiliser systems on my car have failed. This means that the car won't start, and that while I can lock and unlock the driver's door, the boot lid remains locked and the remaining three doors remain unlocked. This rather compromises the usefulness of the vehicle. The alarm is not currently sounding.]

After my fun and games last night, I called the recovery service once more this morning, at 8:08. Once again, they promised attendance within the hour, but at about half past nine I got a phone call from their office to tell me that the bloke was stuck on the M4, in a queue for Junction 10. He eventually arrived at 10:24.

We took the car to my local dealership, and I handed the keys over to the person behind the desk. They're fully booked just now, so I'll be without the car until they've managed to look at it -- it may be several days. I'm already planning on not having it to hand at the weekend. I don't know what I'll do if one of my non-London clients needs a visit before I get the car back.

I was then faced with a choice. I could walk to Wokingham station, get a train to Bracknell, and then walk home... but I'm supposed to be spending today walking anyway, so I decided simply to walk home. It took almost exactly an hour, so it's entirely possible that I got home sooner than if I'd taken the train.

I should make a car-related userpic.
Tags: car, wyatt concorde

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