Wednesday started out like any other day....alarm woke us, breakfast eaten, lunch packed, and headed out to PT in Annapolis by 9 am. Stu had a good PT session, we enjoyed the atrium views while we ate our lunch and then Stu had his surgical follow-up appointment at 1:15 (same building, different floor).
His check-up went very well and he won't go back till we return to the area in the fall. A gorgeous spring day greeted us as we went outside to head home. Climb into Scooby (our pickup truck)....the starter doesn't catch. We try several times, no go. Stu digs out the few tools he had stored, beat on the starter, no go.
Fortunately, as stated in an earlier post, we had our Good Sam Road Service card stored on my phone (the original card is in Freddie, our Freightliner). We called and they told us the tow would arrive in 100 minutes or less. We settle in for a wait, thank goodness for Kindles & smartphones.
120 minutes later, no tow truck, Stu's phone rings and it's Good Sam checking to see if we've been picked up. We tell them no, they contact the tow company who says they are 5 minutes away, they were delayed by traffic.
That we could understand since for the last 90 minutes there had been sirens wailing as police cars screamed down the road in front of the hospital and helicopters whirling overhead. Turns out that during a traffic stop, two suspects had exited the car and took off running...just down the road from us.
The tow truck arrived about 4:30 and managed to get Scooby loaded. They only had room for one passenger so I called Enterprise for a rental...thank goodness they pickup! They took Scooby to the closest Pep Boys where Stu arranged for a new starter to be ordered and installed while I went to Enterprise to complete the paperwork.
Finally we were headed home and Stu thought we deserved a little break so we headed to Cracker Barrel for dinner. Nice end to a very long day!
$500 later (repair + car + fuel) Scooby is back home, the little Chevy HHR is back at Enterprise and some other day I'll tell you about my HHR fuel escapade. [snicker]
Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu