I’ve blogged before about how my maternal grandpa, William “Bill” Slovik, has been watching over me in spirit for years. Here are some prior posts, from oldest to newest.
I still remember the day he crossed over on October 30, 1997 because he immediately came to me in spirit when I was in Los Angeles. He said some things that needed to be said, sent his love, and left…or so I thought. It was years later that I became aware of his protection and guidance from the Other Side. To be honest, I’d not heard from him in a while, but I’m pretty sure he was the mechanic who stepped in to help out regarding my car, Ruby, this weekend.
You can see Ruby’s Taos mud event here. https://bridge4spirit.wordpress.com/2020/02/16/prince-in-spirit-taos-mountain/
After Ruby got towed out of the quicksand like mud that I’d struggled for a long time to get her out of, I thought we both were covered in mud, but fine. I drove around Taos for the rest of the day with no issues that I noticed…and then back home to Santa Fe on Saturday night. But, on Sunday morning, I suddenly got this random, STRONG urge to check Ruby’s radiator for antifreeze/coolant, and her windshield cleaning fluid. It was a pressing feeling. Her radiator’s fluid wasn’t dangerously low, but it could use more…so I added some, and it was fine. Then I tried to add windshield cleaning fluid, and poured, and poured, and poured. I suddenly heard a noise and looked at the ground, to see all of what I had poured into Ruby, on the ground! It was going in one end and out the other. Ugh!
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GD-it all to hell! If it's not one thing, it's another! At this rate, with constant repairs, I'm never going to be able to get a bed! I refilled Ruby's anti freeze/coolant, and that went fine, but when I tried to refill her windshield washer fluid, it poured out onto the pavement! Argh! I don't know if something got damaged when we were stuck in the mud yesterday (see yesterday's event) or if this has been going on for a while! Granted, this isn't an emergency issue (also, her cracked windshield) like her brakes were, but….crap!! And yes, I'm washing her next. Should I mention that a car that's not even 5 years old needs to be totally repainted due to New Mexico rock damage?! Do not even get me started on the fact my car should have been included in the 2015 recall of bad engine coils?! At least when her fuel injectors also went bad in June of 2018 with under 50,000 miles that was included in her warranty! #carrepairs #carissues #2015hondafit #hondafit2015 #hondafit #hondalife #honda #carsofinstagram #cars
As you can see from this Instagram post, I was aggravated. 😉 Anyway, moments after this, my neighbor, who drives a cool 2003 Subaru Baja, came out and we talked for the first time (other than just hellos). I don’t really know trustworthy mechanics in Santa Fe, so when he highly recommended a place that specializes in Hondas (he used to be in charge of a fleet of cars and this place is where they got all the work done), I decided to take my Fit there the next day. As fate would have it, I had Monday off for Presidents’ Day…so the timing was perfect.
I had worried that while stuck in deep mud and trying to go frontward, backward, sideways, etc. mud had gotten shoved up inside Ruby’s engine and damaged stuff. Turns out, I was right. When the mechanics at Santa Fe Exclusive got Ruby’s fender off and could look inside, a bunch of stuff had been moved around during our mud fight and I’d badly torn a hose. Thank God, I didn’t damage her pricier stuff! It ended up being an $86 fix.
Later, Grandpa Slovik popped into my head. I had this strong feeling he’d not only alerted me to check my car’s fluids, but also synchronistically had me run into my neighbor who could point me in the direction of great and honest mechanics! From the Other Side, Grandpa Bill is STILL a mechanic (owned a garage for many years) and watching over my car! That makes me feel very protected, which is great.
While trying to find pictures of his and Grandma Jeanette’s grave markers in New York online, I found information about his life that I didn’t know. I did know he’d been in the Army during WWII, but didn’t know he was in the Counter Intelligence area. The fact that I work for the Federal Government must be one of the reasons he resonates with me. 🙂