I have my own car but the steering wheel doesn’t work. Now, I can’t fix it myself, nor do I have the money to get it fixed so I have to wait until someone in the house feels bad enough for me and gets it fixed. Usually that’s my wasband. But instead of getting it fixed, he’s been bringing my daughter to the boat in her car , which I get to use all day and then he picks her up after work. It’s fine with me. Her car’s better than mine anyway.
This morning the wasband had a bird watching date (with a new woman he’s trying to hit on). He wanted to leave really early because I guess bird watchers like to get up with the sun unlike me.
So we decided I would have to get up early and bring my daughter to the boat if I wanted a car to use for the day, which I always do. I hate being home without a car, even if I have no plans to go anywhere.
Then we decided he should take my daughter’s car because he was going to be driving a good distance to meet this chick. I didn’t mind, as long as I have a car that will take me from point A to point B. He has a 1991 BMW piece of crap that brakes down regularly.
Well, my daughter and I got to point B and she got safely on the boat. All I had to do was get back to point A. As soon as I left Woods Hole I noticed some kind of white stuff coming out of the left hand corner of the hood. I was at a stop sign and thought maybe it was just the exhaust being blown by the wind towards the front of the car.
I don’t know a lot about cars but I had high hopes I would make it home and there was nothing wrong. Talk about denial. Soon, I noticed a lot more of this white smoky stuff coming out from under the hood. I got on my cell and called my wasband. He told me to look at the thing on the dashboard that’s always supposed to be in the middle, not towards the side on the right where it is red. Some sort of gauge. Well, it was way over in the red. Evidently , the car was overheating. He told me to pull over right away. Well, there really wasn’t any safe place to just pullover. Fortunately within a couple of minutes I saw a side street, pulled down the street and turned off the car. That’s when the smoke was everywhere. I was starting to think the car was on fire.
The crazy thing is that as I was driving my daughter to the boat, I was telling her how I don’t like to drive her father’s car because I am always afraid something is going to go wrong with it. The jinx gods were listening and they got me.
I called my wasband. He was in Newport, R.I. and he actually offered to come home to help me. I told him I would call AAA and just have the car towed home and not to worry and enjoy his date. What a good ex-wife I am. It was only 20 degrees oiutside so I told AAA I was handicapped and freezing and to please tell them to hurry. That’s when being handicapped does come in handy. They gave me a red priority. The tow truck showed up within a half hour.
Well, that’s how I spent my morning. Everyone is gone today which is nice. I’ll have a quiet day. I can talk to myself and make a lot of noise and play loud music. I have to make a pot roast in the crock pot in a few minutes. I can do some puzzles to improve my concentration and memory, which I am going to try to do daily. I am also going to start walking up and down my driveway. Even if I can only do it once.
Did anyone see the eclipse last night? Thank goodness my son called me because I didn’t even know about it. It was very awesome at totality.