……Last night while stranded in the middle of the road, on my way to knitting, while waiting for the tow truck to show up. (On rt 19 south, just past Scott Rd, between the two big churches, for my local readers.)
This is a busy road especially on a Friday night. I was all happily singing along to the radio, driving to every other Friday night’s knitting group, the one I had been looking forward to all week, btw, when suddenly, no warning, my car just stops. No time to even change lanes or pull into a parking lot. It felt like when your driving and run out of gas, but I had just filled up.
At first I thought it was the battery, because I drive the VW more in the summer,and the Jeep might not have had a good charge, but I’m taking it out more and more, to get it road ready, and it had just had an oil change 2 days ago and all, so I did think battery was unlikely. A nice man and his wife pulled up and asked if I needed help, and I told him it might just be the battery, so he pulled around, and I had my cables, but no go. It just choked.
Thanks jebus for Triple A. Even though my membership had expired, and I had to renew on the phone before they sent help, for the one or two times I need them a year, it is *so* worth it. Particularly when stuck in the middle of the road.
This whole thing happened between 7:25 last night and 8:45. I didn’t have to wait too long for the driver, and I had him tow me just a mile or two down the road to the dealer, where Brandt picked me up. It’s now having a full (expensive) tune up, and should be good to go for quite awhile. I hope.
It reminds me of one of the Yarn Harlots essays, about how knitting makes you patient, and I can wait all day somewhere, with my knitting in hand. Even Brandt said when he picked me up, at least you had your knitting. The man, he gets it.
Day 4- Happy Birthday Pittsburgh! 250th Birthday celebrations all day, and a huge, huge fireworks display tonight. We’re going.