Well, that sucked. I jumped into my car this morning, turned the key… and nothing happened. The battery was dead.
We got the NRMA dude out here, he measured the battery with his voltmeter, and the charge was going down even as we watched. We jump-started my car to get it going, then the guy got me to press and release the brake a few times. As it turns out, my brake light switch is faulty… apparently it keeps turning itself on, which is how the battery was draining. And come to think of it, which is probably why occasionally when I get out of the car, the brake lights are still on. I thought it was just a sticky brake pedal or something. Oh well, looks like I’ll need to book it into a mechanics soon.
Heh, and after we’d got the car going, the NRMA guy said to leave it going for about ten minutes, and that when I got to work, to disconnect the negative lead from the battery. Hopefully when I go home this afternoon my car will start… 😉
Oh, and I ought to be getting those New Jedi Order series books today. I /was/ going to go down to the Mall to get them myself after work, but I don’t think I’ll bother, with the battery as it is. My mum and dad are probably going down there today, so I’ll them to get the books. 🙂