Sunday, February 22, 2009
Year of Miracles #44
Last Thursday evening Steve and I stayed up late (to avoid traffic) to tow the van to the fix-it shop. At about 10:45 pm he hitched the van up to his Dad's old truck (borrowed) and we headed toward downtown Mesa. Kitty came along because she was having growing pains in her legs and couldn't sleep.
The towing part itself was uneventful. I am getting pretty experienced at it and good at making sure I don't rear end the towing vehicle. The miracle came when we all got in the truck to head home and it would not start. Yep, the battery needed to be jumped.
So I got out the trusty cell phone to try and find someone to come help and bring us some jumper cables at what was now 11:30 at night.
First call: answering machine
Second call: answering machine
Third call: answering machine
(Seriously, people of Mesa, what's up with not answering phones at night? It might be someone needing jumper cables.)
So finally I called my parents in Gilbert and my dad said he would come right down to help. But right then Steve found jumper cables hidden behind the seat--a very convenient coincidence. So we called back and told my dad not to bother coming, used the van to jump the truck, and headed home.
Scripture of the Day: D&C 131:2