I was taking my Mustang to the mechanic's shop for some minor work the other evening, and it quit on me while I was at the gas station.
Fortunately, there is a trustworthy repair shop not too far from there, and they dispatched their roll-back right away.
"It always helps to have people we love beside us when we have to do difficult things in life."
There she goes, all strapped down and heading to the repair shop ... just not exactly the way I intended, and with another problem to repair besides the original one.
It was a great sense of relief to see her being safely unloaded at the shop. My mechanic will take good care of her.
Me: The incident with my Mustang is a good example of how wonderful it is to have people that you trust to help you. When the car's starter shorted and the engine wouldn't shut off, I called my husband and he came with tools to disconnect the battery cable and shut off the engine. The tow truck driver was quick and polite and I knew that he would take great care of my car while it was on its way to Fredericksburg to the shop. My mechanic is one of my favorite people, and I absolutely trust him to do whatever is necessary to get my car back onto the road again.
The downside of the lesson of that evening is this: In the ten minutes or so between when my car malfunctioned and when my husband arrived with the tools to get the engine turned off, no one at the crowded convenience store offered any sort of assistance. I had the situation in hand, so it wasn't necessary to have outside help ... but there I was, classic Mustang with its engine racing and its hood raised, and no one came over to see if I was okay. If I had truly needed help, I would have gone looking for it ... but it would have been nice if someone offered.
During the month of November, I plan to share wisdom from Mr. Rogers with you each day (from the book "The World According to Mr. Rogers") ... Mr. Rogers's words accompanied by everyday images from life here at Hartwood Manor ... this place that I am blessed to call HOME.