Well yesterday I went to run my errands and the strangest thing happened.
I had gone to check on a friend's house that was out of town. I went in, checked everything and came back out to my car. I grabbed the door handle and it pulled out in my hand! How crazy is that. The whole handle. In my hand.
This would be bad enough for a normal car but my car is some kind of strange base model. I have only one keyhole to unlock my car. That means that I get in and reach across to unlock the passenger side door if someone is riding with me. No push button door unlock. No remote lock or unlock.
Since I am usually the only one in my car it doesn't really cause a problem until the grandkids come to town. That is so rare that it doesn't feel like that big of a problem.
However, when the one lock doesn't work and you don't have another keyhole to use and all your doors are locked what do you do. Call AAA? Great if you didn't let your membership expire.
So just in case, I walked around trying all the doors. Remember I took my old boss to the doctor a couple of days ago. Well apparently I did not check to make sure his door was locked afterwards as I usually do.
So luckily I climbed in and over and found the door worked perfectly with the handle inside. I drove straight to the repair shop. They said it's more common than you think.
They are ordering the part and I will take it back when the part comes in and wait for an hour and half while they repair it.
Ha. That was one scary moment.