Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Day 104 - July 13, 2009

Mom and I headed to Telequah for our Cherokee class tonight. Chuck was on his way back from his family reunion in Mississippi. So it was just a couple of gals on a little road trip. Just East of Coweta we heard a "ding" and noticed mom's temperature gauge was all the way up to HOT! We quickly pulled over and under the hood there was water spraying everywhere with hot steam coming up. Thank the good Lord for AAA. Because 1 1/2 hours later, they came to rescue us from the side of the road with a tow truck.

It was a cool day at 104 degrees at 6:30pm. We sat on the side of the highway in the car with no air conditioning for 1 1/2 hours waiting for the tow truck that was "on it's way". Several people stopped to see if we needed help or water. But we told them all the same thing, the tow truck is on it's way. A couple of officers even stopped and looked under the hood, they said it was a hole in the air hose and it should be easy to fix. For some reason mom felt the need to hide her bag of dried sage though. Then she thought it was a good idea to tell the cops we were singing Christmas songs in an attempt to stay cool. The cops asked us if they could do anything for us. We told them we could use some air conditioning. They laughed like we were kidding and left. We were dripping sweat from places that I didn't know sweat could drip. But finally, the tow truck showed up and we rode shot-gun in the truck to the mechanics. We missed our class.

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