Friday, January 16, 2015

The car turns on at 6:23 in the morning while the coffee is brewing, the bowls of food for the cats and dog are filled, and I scatter to gather everything into one place. I get my shirt, un-ironed pants, a small jacket, a hat, clothed myself and look in the mirror to see if I need to fix anything. My face is swollen from loss of sleep and my hair still doesn't want to look right.

I sit on the table in the living room drinking a brew of coffee I bought at the market for $5.99. 2 or three cups later, and during the daily news channel 4, I go to the bathroom to take a piss and look at my face one more time. I still look haggard, but at this moment I'm late and I don't give a shit.

I kiss my wife goodbye, gather my things and head out to the car. It's warm in there. I blast the heat. Off I go...

And after I exit towards the highway the check engine light turns on.

My arrival at work was smooth. I back my car to the parking spot, grab my things and head to the building. I'm in my cubicle prepping the computer. 7:30 I log on and I'm ready to work. It doesn't end till 6:30 pm.

After work I try starting my car. No response. I try again. No trigger. I pop the hood and saw the wire that connects to the battery is loose. I adjust it. Turned the key and it ignites.

I warm the car for 5 minutes. I put the car in gear and proceeded to drive home. My exit appears and I veer into the road. It's already past 7 and arrive back home. The check engine light is still on. I have to wake up at 4 in the morning to get ready for work.