Starter Motor gave up the ghost
The starter motor decided to give up the ghost.
This involved the NRMA being called, and saying the car was going nowhere under it's own power.
The NRMA person called a tow truck and it was towed to Melrose Hyundai.
The next morning/afternoon, the day before christmas, we were told the bad news.
A starter motor would take 7 days to be sent from Perth, and then put in the car.
We asked also for advice from our son-in-law what we should do otherwise.
We were told to also get a new battery installed along with the starter motor.
We are now waiting patiently with fingers crossed, and doing penance without a car.
Our brother in law will give us a lift tonight.
Other outings are in the offing but will involve careful planning.
The things we do like shopping trips to Woden and other places will also need to be planned.
It's not going to be the same, as walking out the front door and hopping in the car to drive anywhere, until we get the repair done.
Here's keeping the fingers crossed that there are no unnecessary delays.