What a day this has been.
I left early this morning to drive to the power board to pay the electric bill. It was a cold and dreary morning, with a drizzle of rain that had the feel of sleet in it. Traffic was slow and then came to a standstill when I reached the bottleneck at the red lights. After sitting thru no less than 5 lights after the signals came into my vision I was finally moving on. Not for long though. As I came upon the intersection at Battlefield Parkway, I once again ran into traffic problems. The lights were not working at all and no one was directing traffic. I made it thru there without and incidents and proceeded to get to my destination. After I left there on to Walmart I went. I still needed to pick up a few things for Thanksgiving dinner. I also needed to pick up something for Candiac's birthday. I found the cutest shirt for her, tailored, black with white pinstripes. It's long sleeves had cuffs with rhinestone buttons.
So I leave there and head home. I did not get very far. I noticed that my temperature gauge was slowly rising. I watched as it reached higher and knew I had to pull over. Lucky for me there was a gas station nearby so I could pull up under a cover. Steam started boiling out from under my hood! I was so upset. Finally it cooled down enough for me to open the radiator cap and pull some antifreeze in it. Back on the road again, determined to make it home. I was only about 15 miles from home, surely I would make it. Nope it was not to be. Half way between the exits on the freeway I over heated again. Lucky for me I was on top of a hill and I rolled down until I got to the exit ramp. I could not roll up it though so I was still stuck on the freeway. I am so glad that I have a cell phone now. I called Pat and he came to get me. In the meantime I am sitting there getting colder and hungry.. I eat a banana and hope he hurries! By the time Pat got there I had more trouble. The car would not start! Running the flashers drained my battery enough that it would not turn over. So Pat pushed me with his truck up the ramp and into a parking lot. Jumped me off, filled up my radiator and then back home I go.