September 19, 2003

Moment of grace

Many people don't think of a car breaking down on the side of the road as a "moment of grace" in life, but it was today.

I started my nice white Chevy and the battery light came on, so I thought I could get to my dad's work before it pittered out on me...WRONG!! There I was in the middle of 30 (a big road) and the entire car started to shiver. Then I stopped at my favorite octagon, and what happens? The thing quits--right there--in the middle of the road.

In a state of sheer panic I leap from my car into traffic...almost getting run over by a Volvo in the process. Then I decide I have to do something. Then...I look up. And what to my wondering eyes should appear...

An auto parts store with a garage attached!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank God for Napa Auto Parts. This is a definite plug for the saving and considerate employees of Napa.

One employee even came out into Hurricane Isabel to attempt jumping my car.

When that didn't work, I called my dad and he came to pick me up and get things worked out. Thanks Daddy.

But how about that? A car parts store/garage right there...I think it was grace. Luck never has been very kind to me--it had to be something else.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at September 19, 2003 10:01 PM

Listen to the lyrics of the song "The Chain of Love" by Clay Walker.

Posted by: Paige at September 20, 2003 10:39 AM

The last two posts make it seem like you're having a bad day. Geez. Kill yourself on the stairs and then your car dies. Don't go near anything electrical for a bit, okay?

Posted by: Ed Lohr at September 20, 2003 1:05 PM

I give you credit for not crying! If my car broke down in the middle of Rt. 30 I would have just cried and called my dad. How did you get the car over to Nappa? Did you have to push it?

Posted by: Lindsey at September 22, 2003 2:22 PM
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