Monday, June 20, 2011

I *heart* Brakes

I have this recurring nightmare. One in which I am in some sort of vehicle and I'm slowly moving towards another vehicle or object. I have the brake pedal hard against the floor or I am pumping and pumping the brakes and I keep inexorably moving forwards.

It's horrible. One of the worst feelings ever.

Friday after running a few errands I noticed that the brakes in my Durango felt different. So I get Tyran to come and drive it to make sure it isn't all in my head. It wasn't. We pulled back into the driveway, checked the brake fluid, it was empty. I look at the driveway and noticed spots of liquid where the right back tire had been parked.

So we refilled the brake fluid and drove to the swimming pool. Upon coming back out the Durango I looked at the right back tire and there was a big old puddle of brake fluid...lovely.

Driving it with the brakes as soft as they are has been terrifying.

So this morning I took it into our mechanic. I told him he needs to fix it because this is one of my worst nightmares. And I wasn't joking.

Let's just hope the cost to fix it isn't a nightmare.


Me (aka Danielle) said...

Aww man! Car troubles can be the worst. I'm glad that you noticed it before something did go wrong. I've got my fingers crossed for you, in hopes that the repairs go smoothly!

the fowlers said...


for some reason when I would dream about that i was always just rolling through the side streets of PG and not very fast. I was just scared because I would keep turning down street after street but I couldn't ever stop. not my worst nightmare, just annoying.

I hope it isn't a nightmare to fix, either. ugh, cars!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Oh my gosh, I have TOTALLY had that nightmare before!!! I'm always driving the 15 passenger van that my family grew up with, I'm driving and it doesn't stop! Horrifying! Totally, get that car fixed. :)

mCat said...

What a horrible nightmare! Good call on checking the brakes ; )

wendy said...

wow...that would be scary. Maybe you were being prompted in some way.
I often wonder about those things.

never hurts to be very very careful

Cheeseboy said...

Yeah, that would be a horrible nightmare. I've had a dream that my gas peddle gets stuck and I can't get it unstuck. It's quite awful.

Jessica G. said...

Wow, scary!
In my dreams, seems like I can run fast enough. Can't in real life, either.

Teachinfourth said...


Well, I hope your shin-dig was exciting. Sorry I missed it...

Omgirl said...

SCARY! I would not want to mess with the brakes.