Stranded in Agoura Hills

Trip Start Sep 11, 2009
Trip End Oct 21, 2009

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Our day started off as a "nothing much to report" day, as the plan was to just do some shopping at the outlets and large stores on the way to LA. We were done with the shopping about 6, and were back on the road again.

It started to drizzle on the freeway. It was raining on and off all day when we were shopping, so no surprises there. Unfortunately, the wipers on Andy started playing up!!! What the crap!?!?! The rain was getting heavier and the wipers were not coming on! Danger!!! So we got off the freeway at the next exit... and of course the wipers came on!!! It seemed as though the wipers had a mind of their own, coming and going as they pleased, just more going than coming! There was no way we could continue our journey, so we turned off and looked for an auto repair shop. Unfortunately, we were just that little bit too late for the shops as most of them close by 6!!! Aaaaaarrrrgggghhh!!!

Several phone calls later, it became clear that we were not going to find a mechanic. The breakdown service couldn't do anything either, apart from tow us to a garage, which really wouldn’t help us at all.

So here we are, in the parking lot of a Burger King, waiting for the rain to ease. The rental guy has offered to pay for a hotel here, but we just want to get to Santa Monica, where we have a hotel booked.

The weather forecast indicates that the rain will stop at 10pm (it’s now 8.20pm) so we are hopeful.

I know I sound very calm right now.... sigh.... what can I do!? But we’ve had enough of this crap and will be returning Andy tomorrow.... if it doesn’t rain!!! If we wake up to a rainy day, sure enough I will tell the guy to come and pick the car up himself!
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