Posts Tagged ‘broke down’

Tow Trucking

Friday, August 24th, 2012

You know….there are just some things you shouldn't blog about.  When I posted all about coming UNGLUED yesterday, I had no idea that within hours…I'd be put to the ultimate mama test.

I'll give you a hint—-


Yea, someone would break down on the side of a busy highway, while I was in the middle of class (and couldn't hear my phone) and all by herself!

Oh yes, that one.  The cute little blonde standing in the picture.  Of course she was far away too.  She was heading over to Bloomington to spend the day with her boyfriend after scoring a super grade on her first math test of the semester! She didn't quite make it there.  Her car had other plans, like a water pump malfunction.  On a long, lonely highway in Brown County (one of Indiana's most beautiful areas).


I don't recommend this as a form of fun family bonding.  No, this was stressful and dangerous.  Both Ally & I went along with the guys (hubby & son) to "help" out.  I don't think we were anything but comic relief but hey, we were there to share the burden.

I will be honest.  Traffic is not safe.  Being broke down on a highway like that was uber dangerous.  The entire time we were trying to get that beast loaded, cars/trucks/semis, you name it….soared past us right beside us.  The majority of them didn't even try to scoot an inch over.

If I ever had a moment….  that I wanted to come Unglued.  

So, remember that shade tree mechanic Saturday we had last weekend?  Yea, we'll be doing that again this weekend.  I'm so grateful for the nice Sheriff Deputy that came by almost immediately and picked up my beautiful girl.  She was scared and crying…..and he certainly saved me from running straight out of a class full of students to rescue her.  I'm thankful my hubby dropped everything and took off for her…an hour away at that point.  I'm proud and thankful that her boyfriend (Tyler) grabbed his dog Leif and headed to her and stayed with her at the gas station/restaurant until her dad arrived.  And last, I'm so happy to have such a nice neighbor (Eric) that loaned us his car trailer.  

All of these blessings, reminds me……I have a wonderful God that cares about every single detail of our lives.  I don't have to wig out.  He is in control!

Have a great weekend, friends!

Broke Down

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

It was supposed to be a cleaning day (my in-laws are on their way to visit). Instead, I spent it rescuing two of my beloved children from the side of the road.

It was the right place to be.

When I arrived home from school yesterday, my two oldest had a “car deal” going with a college student in Vincennes (IN). I had that feeling. You know the one. It’s the “DON’T DO IT!” feeling.

I let them chatter it out and weigh the pro’s & con’s. Then, they left. For the deal to go down, they had to drive half-way to meet with the seller/trader. The seller had an SUV to trade for my son’s old car plus $500 cash.

Sounds reasonable, right? (My son’s car is for sale for $1500.00)

The only problem? My son’s car HAS NOT been behaving at all. So the trip was risky!

Hubby sent them on their way (while I tried to focus on the serious house cleaning I had to do) and I prayed for their safety and car goodness. It was only 45 minutes when they called for H E L P !!

I hopped in with hubby (because I’m their mom & I was imagining all sorts of side-of-the-road scaries) and off we went in the dark to search for our babies in a strange little town.

We made it there before 8pm and it was almost as I had imagined. My son buried under the hood trying frantically to repair his old love while my sweet girl held her cellphone/flashlight for him to see. All the while, shivering and praying that it would miraculously be healed.

The evening didn’t get any better by our presence. Hubby worked under, over and inside the hood of that pile of junk car. {God, thank you for such a patient and loving man!} During all this fun…the buyer/trader was calling and HE WASN’T VERY HAPPY that we seemed to be “backing out of the deal”.

Dude, really?

Long story short. Hubby would not be able to get the car to a point of “dealing” and made the choice to try to get it back home. Once we got it going again, it took us nearly an hour to make it to the next town (still not our town) and we ditched it in a grocery store parking lot.

With a note. BROKE DOWN! Coming back to get it tomorrow! 🙁

I’m so thankful for your protective hand on my children. The car situation was frustrating but your care for them was a blessing. Help us to sell the car and to purchase one that’s healthy and safe.