Thank you, Sue,
I've been in tears since last night. And my family/friends haven't been the
most supportive of me in my hobby/passion (They all drive Nissans and
Saturns!) they keep telling me that I should get rid of the car and get
something sensible like theirs! (Yeah, and who's car do they all want to go
out in?)-so...it's just a really dark day.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sue <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Laura Gharazeddine <Laura.G@141.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 1999 12:39 AM
Subject: Re: (Not so) Amusing multi car situation.....
> Poor Nigel.
> My commiserations and sympathies.
> It's a while since I lost a car to breakdown but mine was in the shop for
> its rebuild and respray for *14 months*. Luckily I had my dad's car during
> that time (he's disabled now and couldn't get in a Spitfire - and
> wouldn't get out again even if we tipped him in - so he keeps his Rover
> going with me as occasional chauffeur).
> Even so it almost felt like a bereavement at times after being in daily
> before - and since. I had to keep going in to see it just to convince
> I still owned a car - tho' at times I was beginning to wonder...
> Someone out there was certainly looking out for you - getting off the
> freeway just in time as you did.
> Anyway, here's wishing the patient all the best for a speedy recovery.
> '68 MkIII (various clatters and rumblings but still going strong - touch
> > My spitfire is my only car. And now, it's ot even that-just mintues
> > getting off the freeway tonight, I lost my rear, drivers side bearings.
> > least, that's what I think it was. I don't think I did any axle
> > damage-though I am worried about any other damage I might have incured.
> > did shear off the outer tread of the tire. The emergency brake is
> > But, I know that it wasn't a u-joint -the "coup de grace"-i.e. "boom"
> > big enough and the tow truck guy managed to very very carefully roll it
> > onto the truck (flat bed)-so, even though the car won't move, the rear
> > wheels didn't freeze. (As they did when I lust my u-two blocks from
> > was tonight, btw!) On my last spitty. The noise was only as if I'd run
> > a large stone in the road.
> > A few minutes before, I was on the freeway, in the left hand lane at
> > just had the feeling that I had to get off the freeway! Good thing!
> > Bad news-Dave is leaving for Monterey in the morning, so who knows WHEN
> > have a car again!
> > I think I'll go have a shot of tequila (for me) and light a candle in
> > for Nigel!
> > Laura G. and Nigel