Tonight, I was so excited to hear my saxophone students from the Beavercreek Middle School jazz bands perform outside the Dayton Dragon’s stadium at 5th/3rd Field.  I grabbed some music books from Hauer Music, and then proceeded down Patterson to park. Amazingly, I found a parking spot immediately.

The key would not come out of the ignition.

I tried several things I knew from other experiences. Nothing.

I posted on Facebook, and tried some of the suggestions. Nothing.

Pati Rogers, my friend and wife of my mechanic, called me and had me try several things. Nothing.

I contacted Mike Rogers who took me through several more suggestions. Nothing.

I was to meet my friend, Suzanne Grote, at the concert and then we were going to eat to catch up on some personal matters.  We went to The Greene for dinner, and then I drove by Mike’s house. I figured that within 15-20 minutes Magic Mike would have it fixed.

Three hours later…

I drove it home, only after Magic Mike showed me how to pull some metal piece down with needle-nose pliers to get the key out, and how to use them to move the metal item in the opposite direction to get the gear shift to move.

God bless Mike Rogers who is a gem.

However, this van is turning into a damned pain in the ass, and costing me more and more money.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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