Very long story, I will shorten it because I am sure you all don’t want to read a whole book. Basically on Tuesday morning, I woke up to take my son to school. We went through our usual routine and route. As I turned onto the Page Extension, a busy thoroughfare here in St. Louis, my car just went kaput. No power at all. My car stopped on the busy highway. No lights. No heat. Nothing. It just stopped. I couldn’t turn on my hazard lights so everyone was honking their horns at me, it was crazy.
And it wasn’t bad enough that I was in the middle of rush hour traffic, but it was snowing as well.
Finally, a man seeing us in peril helped my son push my Jeep Grand Cherokee out of the way onto the shoulder so that we were out of the way. It took another thirty minutes for the tow truck to come and eventually I got back home and my son got to school.
It ended up being the serpentine belt and something else. I am not good with cars so I can’t remember all of the particulars. Total bill? $340.00.
I got my car back later that day.
After being without my Blackberry, which died a sudden death on Monday, a friend of mine went to my Facebook account and saw that I had gotten stuck on the freeway. He then tells me: “You were the car they were talking about on Fox 2 Morning News…!”
Of course I was embarrassed. LOL.
But whatevs. I got my car back which is the most important thing and the repairs wasn’t as bad as they could’ve been.
Another one of those interesting stories to add to my life’s tales. I am glad this one had a happy ending!