Talk about self induced stress:
I took Our Boy to his guitar lesson yesterday
and while I was waiting for him in the car,
I relaxed and had the radio on for company,
as well as a good book and
the sun was shining.
I also had left the lights on and
apparantly the car fan was running
(nope, too engulfed in the book and didn't notice).
45 mins later Our Boy came back from his lesson and was very happy
as he had passed grade 3 in his guitar studies
and we were all set to
drive home and cook dinner.
The car didn't start...
and I realised I couldn't hear the radio any more...
I admit I know very little about cars,
but it didn't take a genius to realise the battery was flat.
"Not to worry", I thought after the first panic when I realised most of my friends are away on holidays had subsided.
"We have break down insurance!"
Except I couldn't find any papers with any information on in the car.
I had a vague vision of seeing the papers at home and
"somebody" must have taken them in for one reason or the other...
I couldn't for the life of me remember which company we are with!
As I annually review our insurance policies to get the best deal and therefore often switch both breakdown company and insurance company, I couldn't remember who we were with this year... While Our Boy started walking home to find the papers, I started calling the various companies I thought it might be and on the fourth attempt I struck lucky - yes, The AA confirmed we are indeed current customers!
If I hadn't found out which company it was it would have cost me £130 to get somebody to come out...
Within 30 mins the nice man from The AA was there and sorted out the car immediately.
The battery is once again healthy and I hope I have learnt a lesson.
So, perhaps the question is -
does this then mean I have saved £130 I can spend on something more fun than breakdown insurance...?