Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Good Samaritans

Well...my good luck continues. Tonight, about 1/2 mile from Cemetary Rd on 270 my tire light comes on. The little monitor showing which tire was low doesn't come on, so I was like "Whatever". That lasted for about 10 seconds. I was getting off the freeway anyway, so I pulled into the lane with a long line of cars - it was the driver rear, so I opened up the door when I stopped and heard the hiss of the air leaving the tire. My inappropriate words slipped out...but at that point, I was just hoping I would have enough air in the tire to make it to the parking lot of Home Depot in Hilliard. I did.

So I call AAA, they tell me sometime in the next hr they will be out - no biggy, I am not on the freeway, which is all I care about this point. I call the Honda dealer to make sure they have 2 tires in stock for the car - I knew I needed 2 new ones anyway, and thank god it was one of the ones I needed replaced that I flattened. Meanwhile, 2 people pulled up and asked if I needed help. I turned the first one down, but the second guy changed my tire and I was on my way. Get the car to the dealer, realize I need an oil change too, ask them to take me home and then I am good to go (Honda dealer 5 min from house and they have a courtesy van). About 8:30, service dude calls and says I need new front brakes. Really? What is another $200 at this point...$500 later, I was out of there.

So suffice to say, I am not sure what else could happen at this point. My savings are significantly less than they were 3 weeks ago, but lets face it:

1) I can't get up in the morning and wonder if I am going to have hot water
2) It is the middle of July and in this household, AC is not a luxury, it is a basic necessity
3) I need to operate a safe car

I thought it was incredibly nice of the people that stopped to offer to help. I didn't want to unnecessarily take anyone's time, which is why I turned the first guy down. The second guy said it was ridiculous to wait for AAA, that he would have it taken care of in 15. He was right - and I thanked him profusely. Proof there are still good people in the world.

If anyone has any suggestions on how to change my luck, I am open at this point....

4 comments:

Becky said...

Not something else!! I am happy to hear of good people too - that is always bright inspite of the difficult situation.

The Monroes said...

Wow, I hope that doesn't rub off on anyone...that is scary! Glad you found some people willing to help, that is nice!

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

I almost said it before, when your AC went out--"trouble comes in 3s." But I didn't want to jinx you and make something else bad happen!

Now here's the third repair, and hopefully, you're done! Your bad luck has run out, only good luck is left!!

OSU 98 said...

Mimi....from your mouth to God's ears!!!