My job involves a lot of driving and alone time. For the first five years of having the job, I fought off the loneliness with podcasts, music and my own daydreams. But my old coping mechanisms aren’t working anymore, and when talking to my friends and family about it, they suggested that I bring my dog Murphy along for the ride.
Of course, I loved this idea because I love my dog and love spending time with him, but I hit a roadblock (pun intended) when I realised my car would be too hot for my dog now that we are in the midst of summer. I’ve been able to cope alright without the aircon working, but I wouldn’t subject my dog to anything less than optimal conditions.
I’ve booked in for a car air conditioning service tomorrow. I’ve had to take the day off work to get it done, because obviously I need my car to be able to work, but it will certainly be worth it when I get to work with my favourite little man every day. I’m shocked that I didn’t think of the idea sooner myself, but now that the idea is in my head, there’s no way I will be working without him.
There were three things I needed to consider when I chose my mechanic. Around Midvale, there aren’t that many options, but I still wanted to choose one that would be inexpensive and efficient with time. This is important to me because seeing as it’s my day off, I want to go to a mechanic who is close to me and works quickly to maximise my time at home, and I don’t get paid when I don’t work so it needed to be relatively cheap too. Luckily I was able to find the right mechanic and I am so excited to visit him tomorrow.
In two days time I will get to work with my best friend in the whole wide world, and I know that I will never be lonely again.