Thursday, November 13, 2008

scary stuff

Well, so my computer hasn't died, for which I am very grateful.

I had the most scary experience today. To preface it all, I've been having some trouble with my battery (yes Mom, I do intend to talk to Jody about it). The trouble is it doesn't seem to be keeping a charge. So anyways, I went to fill up my tank on the way to dropping off my friend, Luke, at his place. Well, I turned the car and lights off, and got out to fill it. So I filled it up, and when I got in to start the car, it didn't have enough battery power to do so. I didn't have anything running in my car, so there was no reason for it to do so. Then we drove around for about 20 minutes to make sure it would stay on, and then I dropped him off at home. I get on the interstate on the way home, and apparently there had been an accident. So my battery ended up dying again, this time in the middle of the interstate. I tried jumping it with the jumper box, but it didn't have enough energy apparently. It had enough energy to give me emergency signals, but that was about it. I called Luke because he was the closest person to me, and he came out and gave me a jump, and then everything was fine. But the fact that it died in the middle of the interstate scared the living daylights out of me. I hope to never have to do that again. I have brought up my jumper box so that it can recharge.

1 comment:

Matt and Pam Emerson said...

dang! Sorry to hear about your car troubles. I keep having a problem with flat tires. One of my truck tires can't keep air in it. But it is such a slow leak that the mechanics can't find the hole. So there's nothing we can do. I bought a compressor that runs off the cigarette lighter in the truck, and every once in a while I have to fill the tire up with air. But it will go months sometimes with no problems, and then it will only go one day before it goes flat. *sigh* such is life.