Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday

The morning did not start out as I intended:)

As I was driving through West Salem to pick up the babysitter, a dog ran out right in front of me. A big black lab. And I rolled it.

I stopped, followed the dog (who seems to be fine) knocked on a couple doors - no one is claiming the dog. I check out the tires on my durango and the whole front end - all are fine so I drive on my merry little way.

12 miles later, the check guages light comes on. 1 mile later, the temperature gauge is up in the EXTREMELY HOT area.

I pull over on 71, call Todd - he's at work 35 miles away in his sprayer. I call the garage right across the street from where I work. They in turn call a towing service for me.

I wait.

30 min. later - 2 tow trucks show up. 1 dispatched to tow me in, 1 who happened to be driving by. After a little finangling, I ride in in the first tow truck, the second tow truck (which was a flatbed) is behind us with my Durango.

They think I have either a hole in the radiator or a loose hose. Lovely.

I made it to work only an hour late, with a loaner vehicle to use until mine is up and running. Which will hopefully be today yet but if not....at least I can get where I'm going. Although I felt pretty funny driving the loaner up the road 500 feet and parking it for the day - maybe I should have walked - would have been good exercise except for the shoes I have on.

I would have taken pictures of the two tow trucks and my durango, but Interstate 71 was super busy, and I didn't want them thinking I was really wierd.....

Kris

10 comments:

warren said...

I suspect that most folks on 71 are pretty weird themselves!

Anyhow, sorry for the bad fortune...

APA said...

Oh, Kris. The dog alone would have made me a nervous wreck. So good he wasn't hurt and you're all right!

As for the car troubles...it just happens and not always at the best of times. But, it sounds like, besides the repair, the day is underway and can only get better!

Go with the flow this Monday!

Ana :)

scrappy quilter said...

I hope they can get it fixed without too much of a cost. Hopefully the dog is okay as well. Hugs..

Miriam said...

So glad you're okay. And two tow trucks! That's some good fortune. :)

Shorty said...

Very nice of you to try and check up on the dog and find its owner. I hate it when I see dogs running loose...they just don't know what they can get into. Hope your vehicle repair is inexpensive! : )

Cheryl said...

Wow, glad you're okay. Hope your insurance comes through for you!

Kristie said...

Such a terrible start to the week! :( Hope it is nothing major and get are able to get things going again quickly!!
Kristie

Nancy M. said...

Definitely not a way I'd want to start the day! I'm sorry you had such a hard time! Glad the dog was okay, and I hope your car will be fixed soon!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Oh, that's terrible! I hope your truck is ok! Glad the dog is ok, too!

GARI said...

Monday, Monday! What a way to start the week. Did you get your car/truck back?