It has been pouring for days, so the car did a lot of sitting over the weekend. I drove it to run a little errand on Monday, but when I went back out for the next excursion, it wouldn't start.
We have a little power pack in the car: purchased 20 years ago along with a pump to fill up our bicycle tires. It still works and has come in handy a few times to help charge our devices during power failures. It also has been enough to boost the car battery on occasion, and it worked this time.
Once the car started, we took it on a little drive to, hopefully, charge up the battery.
It worked! But I still took the car in on Tuesday to have them check the battery.
The battery is fine; apparently, this was just an unusual occurrence. Odd things do happen in life from time to time. While a car standing in bitter cold for days can affect the battery, standing in rain in milder weather should not have had any repercussions. So, I guess it was just one of those things.
I go to this garage often enough that they didn't charge me the standard $50 to run the test. Actually, it is not so much of a garage as where I get my tires changed. They do tune-ups but not actual repair work.
When I got home, I decided to take a quick phone photo of some of our tulips just before they bloom.
Both are phone photos. I used the Lightroom app to take this first one. It allows me to take a RAW photo, and I also found that it is a higher resolution image than the phone's native app.