This week has been like “Mr. Toads Wild Ride” at Disneyland…..you never know what’s around the corner; so fare (and I hope this is the end of it) I’ve had the pleasure of a flat tire and a dead battery !
The flat tire happened Tuesday while parked in the BJC garage. While on the phone with AAA, two knights in shining armor came to my rescue and offered to change it for me. I was so touched I started to tear up. You see, I had been at the hospital since 6 a.m. with my mom who was having surgery on her hands. I said to the AAA man on the phone, “Wow, now that’s fast service!” So these two gentlemen changed my tire, while their father was having surgery. I was truly touched by their kind heart and quick hands. I feel horrible because I didn’t even get their names. I did give them a gift certificate for a free family portrait session. So with a flash and a bang I was off to photograph a private event.
Wednesday morning I went to have the tire repaired and the attendant asked me which tire needs to be fixed. I really wasn’t sure what (or why) he was asking and my immediate reply was “the flat one in my trunk”. $26 later I’m up and going again.
Today I took my mom back to the doctor to have the dressing removed and her hand checked. All is well and the healing process is progressing nicely. This evening I stopped at Sam’s to pick up a few office products, but when I went back to my car it wouldn’t start. I mean nothing! No clicking, no buzzers, ding ding ding, NOTHING! So out comes my trustee AAA card again. This time they actually had to send out a truck to help me out. My new knight in shinning armor arrives! It’s Terrance from Harsley’s Towing and he goes right to work.
I have to tell you, he looked at me a little strangely when I all of a sudden pop out my pocket camera and start taking snaps. I explained, it’s ok, I’m a professional, no really I am, this is just my toy camera – really!
Thanks Terrance for all your help! (It was a dead battery as we thought, not the alternator.)