|Last Thanksgiving was one heck of an adventure. We set out to visit my wife's in-laws in Clearwater, Florida. The day started out normal. We got all of our stuff packed up, set our home security alarm from www.AllHomeSecurity.com/, and hit the road. Little did we know what was to follow. When we stopped for gas in South Carolina, the car would not restart. My wife and toddler had to stand outside in the cold while I ran around town looking for a mechanic. I didn't have any luck. Then the gas station owner got mad at me because I was taking up one of his pumps. This got ugly fast, but eventually settled down; he even helped me push the car to a parking spot. I asked several people if they new a mechanic as they were pumping gas. A few mechanics showed up, but none of them could figure it out. Eventually, we ended up leaving the car there and staying in a hotel. The next morning I had the car towed, which cost well over $100. When we got the car to the Toyota dealership, the guy walked right over to a panel below the steering wheel on the left side, opened it, and hit the switch. He then started the car. It turned out I must have hit the 'car alarm disable vehicle switch' while we were driving. How great is that? I have since had that car alarm removed.
Guest post of the week by Quincy Rowe
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