Sunday, 22 July 2012
Murphy's Law is inevitable. The other day, I was in rush to get the kids to their appointments. I had several things in my hand, I placed some of those things on top of the van, because I remembered I forgot something in house, back to the van, back to the house. Admittedly it takes 4 to 5 trips to the van and to the house again before I actually leave and without fail, and I still forget something somewhat important once a get there. It's no easy task leaving the house with my boys. Weather it's a trip to the beach, the doctors, or California, it takes about 2 hours to actually get out of the house and on the road.
Needless to say, I made it to the appoint, only to realize I didn't have my phone. While Gabe is in visual therapy I searched my purse, the van, the office... no phone. No big deal I thought, I probably left it behind. Just as I was speeding up on I- 64, I was thinking, it would suck if I left it on top of the van, just then I hear clunk-clunk. I see my phone fly behind me. UHHHHHH !!!! I could kick myself! I get home, tell Ian to check out T-mobile, and see about the warranty and if I was eligible for an upgrade. Guess who doesn't qualify for a new phone or a no warranty? This girl!
So I got over my fit. I figured I'd just buy a cheap phone come Friday. No biggie. There was a time where I we had no cell phone, right? Well yesterday made me feel different.
We were on our way to Robotics at the Air & Space museum, in Hampton. We weren't on I64 for maybe 5mins when my A/C starts to blow hot air & check engine light starts binging away. I pull over, and check my fluids. The water looked low, so I used the last of my water hoping it was enough. I turn the van back on, hoping the check engine light would be off. Not my luck. It was 104 yesterday, and it felt every bit of that and more on the side of road. I make the boys get out of van to sit on the side of the road where it was cooler then the van and I made a sign. I figured we'd get help pretty soon. And we did after about 40mins. I honestly figured we'd get help sooner. I mean who doesn't help a mom & kids on the side of the road? I know I would. Just when I started to get nervous about being on the interstate with no way to call for help. A woman from out of town stopped to help. She let me use her phone to call for help and stayed until another man came to help out. Who was mechanic and he looked at van, and said, that it was smart of me to stop, radiator was bone dry. Finally V-Dot & a police officer showed up. So my faith in humanity was restored and we are safe once more. Though,I have a sneaking suspicion that something else will go horribly wrong again while I am without my phone.