ugh. my car, the saturn, died on me at work. i cant figure out why either. maybe it was the fact that i needed to get it jumped just the week before, or maybe because i accidentally left the lights on for eight hours while i worked... no, that cant be it. i pestered todd, one of the guys i work with, to give me a jump. he owed me anyway- i jumped his car the month before. we had it hooked up for about twenty minutes, but still didnt have enough power to get the transmission to turn over. i actually had to admit that it was time to change the battery. todd took me home that night after work, thankfully, but then i had to go back and replace it the next day. when i got there i tried jumping it with our other car, just in case, but that didnt work either. i pulled out my tools and got to work getting the battery out. turns out the bolts are metric and all i had were standard measurements! dang! well, the next day i borrowed a few tools from a guy at work and made a second attempt to change the battery. it went much more smoothly that time and i was able to successfully swap out the old one for the new one. it was a pain, but i felt pretty good about my gearhead abilities after that!