Well, yesterday my car overheated and had to be towed to the garage. In my whole life, this has never happened to me. I never called AAA except from home. At least I didn't tie up traffic as I was able to pull into a parking lot. When a red light is flashing on the dash even I know you have to pull over and stop driving.
The first thing I did was panic. Then I called my husband...like he could do anything for me. At least he listened and I was able to calm myself. He told me to sit there for 20 minutes and let the car cool off but once I really thought about that I decided that was just dumb and I made the call.
The woman said the tow truck would be there within the hour but it was only 5 minutes and then it turned out that the driver went to the same elementary school as my kids so that was fun to talk about. He told me the teachers he remembered and his favorite one was a gal I was friends with when we taught together.
I got to the garage and of course, it is a major fix and won't be done until tonight or tomorrow sometime and it will probably cost a fortune. What is it with the repairs anyway? Even the smallest repair seems to cost hundreds.
I spent a little time in the waiting room, hoping it would be an easy fix but my hopes were dashed. What is it with those garage waiting rooms anyway? They all seem to be the anti-sanitary room. It was kinda stinky and everything was a little sticky. It made me want to go home and jump in the shower.
Anyway, I thank God that I was so close to home and that the tow truck came so quickly and the guys at the garage know me and give me a ride home. If you have to have a car emergency, all those things make it a lot easier.
My car is ten years old so I guess you have to expect a problem now and then. It only has 80,000 miles on it and it will last a lot longer or so they tell me at the garage. I hope they're right and I bet they do too!