Monday, August 22, 2005

Monday, Monday

Well, Tilly survived her weekend living with the dogs! I think she was really beginning to get used to them.

I had a ton of stuff to do after school, as always. But, I need to get back into my Monday night habit of being at Children's Medical Center. Working long hours lately has pushed this commitment aside, but I was determined to show back up tonight so I left the building at 4:05.
About 20 minutes later, while on the phone w/ my mom and heading S. on the Dallas North Tollway, I heard a very loud noise. I realized it was ME! My SUV, rather. Turns out one of the back tires blew out. A nice driver let me over and right after a toll booth, I pulled over and called the 1-800# that is part of my warranty. About 1 hr 45 minutes later, they showed up. Did I mention it was 100 degrees today with a heat index of around 105? Yeah, so my car was running, but I was scorching!

So, I didn't make it to volunteer once again. I feel horrible-though I know this was beyond my control. I want this routine back in my life--other people have children, significant others, etc. to distract them from the business of work. I have this and I need to get it back to the forefront! Maybe next week....

I kept thinking that a police or HiPo would come by, or someone would stop to offer help but it never happened. I even had my hood raised (to keep my engine from getting as hot) but I guess I didn't look helpless enough!

After this ordeal, I decided I deserved a pedicure. I needed it as well. I came home to eat a grilled cheese (standing up in the kitchen while reading a workbook) and now I'm heading off to the gym to swim some laps. Then I'll be home to start doing the numerous work related things that I really need to get done!

Ciao for now!


Joe said...

Glad to hear you are okay! I've never had a tire blow out (yet). Sorry to hear about the long wait - that stinks!

linda said...

Oh jennifer, that stinks. I hope you make it next week. And like Joe, I am glad to hear you are okay ~ I was once in a serious (for the car) accident caused by a blown out tire.

Ranger Grrl said...

I am glad you are okay too and you didn't get hit by another car while you were waiting, or get into an accident after the tire blew.