i woke up at 6am the morning after my commuting ordeal, unable to go back to sleep due to Elevated Fret Levels about my car. was it still there? was it completely plowed in by now? did someone else push a car into the same lot and lose control and hit it overnight? how much was it going to cost me to fix whatever the hell was wrong with it?
when i eventually called Geico later that morning, i could not have talked to a nicer, more helpful agent, who assured me that they'd get a tow truck out there just as soon as possible. which happened to be anywhere from 6 to 12 hours, given how many cars were currently requiring assistance. oh well. i settled in and worked from home for the day, and at about 6pm got the call that a truck was on its way to pick up my little civic. we got my car loaded up, towed it to my mechanic, and left it there overnight.
so this morning, i called my mechanic to give him the background on the dead car that had been dropped off on his doorstep overnight.
"oh yeah, the civic," he said. "i have NO IDEA what's wrong with it."
my heart sunk. this was going to be more expensive than i thought.
"i mean, it turned on fine this morning. we drove it around the block a few times," he continued.
it's... completely fine. they couldn't find any problems; it's turned on over and over all day long and is running smoothly.
so, yeah. my car apparently just had a hissy fit after 4 hours in traffic.
i, however? am leaving on a cruise for the bahamas tomorrow. i'll catch you guys on the flip side.