The Check Engine Light

This is Peanut Butter Brickle. I’m no mechanic. And I definitely don’t want anyone looking under my hood anymore. I’ve had enough of that the last week.

But sometimes, things unexpectedly pop up. Or pop on. Like the check engine light.

So let’s just add one more curveball to our journey this week when the check engine light came on in our Big Cherry Truck.

It said “hey. Remember me? I’m about to give you some curveballs too.”

The lump monster in my mouth and many other things has made it impossible to get on the boat at the end of May.

So now we are planning for August 18. But many things in the next week will determine when we leave this Florida place and when we give the RV back to our friends at Camping World.

Now. This. Another bump in the road. And who knows if it’s even safe to be on the road with your check engine light on. As Girl Person keeps saying, it’s. A lot.

We aren’t sure yet what’s wrong or what needs to be fixed on the truck. But I do know that the vet can’t help it. And a mechanic can’t help me. But they both cost just as much!!

Girl Person says me and Fruitycake are gonna have to get second jobs.

When it rains it pours. Well. Not all the time. Sometimes it just rains. And sometimes things happen all at once because they just want to. Can’t say as it’s fun right now. But I know we can make it through this. Things aren’t that bad. Just annoying. Like Fruitycake barking at the mailman.

A check engine light tells you there is something wrong before you get in a worse situation. Listen and pay attention to your body and your mind. Take breaks when you need to.

Even for big decisions. And step back before you fall down. As Granny always said, this too shall pass. And one day, we will want this time back. Check engine light and all.

Peanut Butter Brickle

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3 thoughts on “The Check Engine Light

  1. Theresa Bates

    Well, I do hope the mechanic can put your truck on a diagnostic computer (because that’s how it’s done with today’s computerized vehicles) and find out that the light came on for a very simple reason. Usually, it’s an O2 sensor or something even simpler (not the the sensor is necessarily simple). Maybe you can do like Penny on Big Bang Theory; she just covered up the light with a piece of duct tape. Problem solved.

  2. Robin Farnell

    Good morning Brickle and Fruitycake, yes so one like curve balls. We had ours last week before we moved. Been so much better in thus Tennessee place. Still unpacking boxes and deciding where to put stuff going from. a 3b 2ba house to a 2b 2ba apt. Has its challenges but it is great so far. Crystal the beagle enjoyed her 1st long walk yesterday she did great. Weather was nice and breezey and the sun was shining. Hope your week gets better too. We are sending our love and prayers for all of you. 🙂❤️🐾🐕‍🦺

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