Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Trip to the Rose Society Meeting

Today was the monthly meeting of the Richmond Rose Society.  The weather was perfect, and I decided it would be a great day to take the Mustang.  (Richmond is about an hour from here.)  I haven't driven it in a few weeks, so I asked the Husband to check it over for me.  Everything looked good ... and the Husband even decided to come with me.  Today was going to be a good day.

As we were zipping down the Interstate, the temperature on the gauge kept climbing higher and higher.  By the time we were about 20 miles from home, the gauge was pegged at H, and the car was making a weird noise.  We got off at the next exit, and pulled into the first gas station with steam pouring from under the hood.  There would be no Rose Society meeting today for us.

We called our daughter, who works at an auto repair shop, and she sent a tow truck.  Though we may have been able to limp the car home after refilling the radiator, I didn't want to take a chance of overheating again and possibly doing some real damage to the engine.

I got a bit of a sick feeling as the car was loaded onto the roll-back.

That stream you see behind the driver is what spewed from the overflow of my radiator.  Many of the folks at the gas station came up to us to say how sorry they were that our car broke down

We rode in the tow truck, and the driver brought all of us home.  I can't adequately express how it feels to see my prized Mustang through the rear window of a tow truck.

The good news is that it's probably a bad thermostat that caused the car to overheat ... which is a fairly simple repair.  The bad news is that I missed the Rose Society meeting.


  1. I am sorry you missed meeting, and hope there is a quick fix for your beloved Mustang..its beautiful!

  2. Oh I hope your Mustang is OK. Such a gorgeous car!! I hate you missed your meeting!!

  3. That is one nice car. Sorry you had trouble with it.

  4. Oh gosh, you know how I love a beautiful pony!!! Sorry to hear about this, both the car and your missed meeting! Hope she's all better soon! We can't be Thelma and Louise without her!

    Kat :)

  5. I know exactly how you feel! Hopefully it will be up and running again soon!

  6. What a great looking car! Sorry it wasn't feeling well. Hope it feels better, soon.


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