Yesterday I drove to the University of Kansas to take part in a KU Marketing Club event. Molding young minds and all that...
On my way home, I noticed that my Honda Insight hybrid seemed awfully sluggish and that my gas mileage was lower than it would ordinarily be for highway driving. It wasn't long before an indicator light came on.
It said "IMA," which I took to either mean that the car's computer had developed partial but as yet unspecific sentience or there was a problem. It turned out to stand for "Integrated Motor Assist," which is basically the go-between for the battery and the motor.
I was surprised to find out that my car dealer's repair shop is open on Saturday, and I took my car in this afternoon. They dispatched a guy to drive me back home so I wouldn't have to wait. Thus, I spent the afternoon lying in bed reading Twilight with cats piled all over me. Ahhh. (Completely unrelated digression: I used to have a pony named Twilight.)
So anyway, the car dealer finally called me and said, "Blah, blah, blah, part name, blah, blah, other part name, blah blah, order on Monday, blah, blah, blah, should be done on Tuesday." There was also something in there about the parts probably being under warranty (yay!).
Because they had the car apart already, there was no point in arguing about the completion date. It looks like my husband and I will be sharing his car for the next few days, which means we finally have an incentive to unload all the gear from our band's last gig.
So that's my weekend so far. How's yours going?