Thursday, August 23, 2007

My truck

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

That's Haldir. yes, I named my truck after a dead Elf.

Haldir died yesterday. Haldir has been the best and most favorite vehicle of my adult life. He's fun to drive, and I can actually use the bed to haul things. That's been great fun. I once hauled 3 large tanks of rats from one end of town to the other when I was moving in here with Rich.

Yesterday while I was driving Livvie around on errands I started to lose control of the wheel. By that I mean that the entire truck attempted to get into the right lane repeatedly, when the safest thing to do was to stay in the left. I attempted to communicate this to Haldir by yanking back on the wheel and throwing all my weight into staying to the left.

When we reached the grocery store I smelled burning. I popped the hood and couldn't locate the source of the burning. While I was there I also checked the power steering and coolant levels and both are fine.

So there it is. My truck is no longer safe to drive, and I have no other vehicle.

Guess we'll stay inside and watch TV every day.


Cyn said...

At least you are safe.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you both made it home OK.

BUT, so very sorry about the loss of Hadir. It is bad enough to lose your wheels, worse when it was your favorite.


jennyquarx said...

I'm really sorry for your loss. I think Haldir gave his life to give my girl another go. Not that it's much comfort to you. Hope you can fix him. Smooches.

emperorp said...

Tis surely a sad day. I remember when you bought that car. I was there. You were very happy.