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Breaking down

Last night was an adventure that I could have done without. I got stuck on the side of the road, with my car breaking down.

Only 11 hours earlier I had my car into the dealership for service to find out the problem and was informed that they could find nothing wrong with it. Well, surprise, surprise!

It is a Sinking Feeling when you realize the car is going to die. I was very fortunate to have been able to pull the car over, when I felt the engine shut off. But the real Panic came when I realized I had to use the bathroom and felt like my eyeballs were floating away! ( I will save that story for another time!)

All of this happened before 7 o'clock and I didn't get home until after 10. I wake up to get a phone call from RGD letting me know that he had made it home okay. I really appreciate that he drove out to help, that I didn't have to deal with the tow truck driver or being out in the pitch black dark in a rural out of the way area all by myself.

Something that I realized last night, was that I feel much more vulnerable today than I ever have felt in many years. I think that is something that I need to look at as I consider some of the choices I make moving forward in life.

Car problems, health issues, damn computer crashes are all breakdowns that we all can do without. But sometimes, we have to learn how to break down some of the barriers that we erect in and for our selves.

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lookatdesktop wrote on March 9, 2016, 11:35 AM

What a night it must have been for you. Pitiful. So the mechanics said there wasn't a problem even though in fact, there was a big problem! I hate cars for this reason. Yes I said I hate cars. Glad you got the help you needed and being stuck in an unknown area at night would be a scary situation for a woman, alone. Definitely a bad deal for you to experience. Hope they get the car working properly or just chunk the darn thing and get a Jeep.

MegL wrote on March 9, 2016, 11:39 AM

Sorry to hear this. mechanics sometimes don't seem to care about a problem the driver KNOWS is there. That was good that RGD came out for you. Hope you get it solved ok.

VinceSummers wrote on March 9, 2016, 2:42 PM

Technology is Oh, so pleasurable, when it is working. When it is not, g-r-r-r-r. I hate it. Cars? You might think it odd, but even though I'm a guy, I can't stand 'em. But then, I can't stand sports, either. No, cars are OK when they work. But that's about it.

BarbRad wrote on March 9, 2016, 5:44 PM

Coral, I also experience that vulnerability you mentioned. We are put into a situation we could have handled easily when younger and it dawns on us that we no longer have the same abilities to handle those situations now as we did then. We also realize it's not something we can change. We have to learn new ways to solve those kinds of problems.

CalmGemini wrote on March 11, 2016, 12:59 PM

I can imagine how it was.I was there too.'' But sometimes, we have to learn how to break down some of the barriers that we erect in and for our selves.'' So true.You have put it nicely.Have a nice weekend.

traceh wrote on March 13, 2016, 3:39 PM

That's so true. When things go wrong it makes us realize all the things that we take for granted, and it shows us that we are truly stronger than we think. So glad that you managed to get home safe and sound, hope the problem with your car is nothing major.