Wednesday, February 17, 2010


These last few weeks have been jam-packed with fun and incidents. The last incident occured roughly at 1:15 p.m. on Monday in the thriving metropolis of Yuma, AZ. The incident was this - the car decided it wanted to stay in Yuma longer than we did. I just wouldn't start! I know Love's truck stops are awfully awesome, but really I've seen enough after 10 minutes (and that is stretching it). Also 1:15 happens to be a warm time of the day in Yuma, even in February.

After hemming and hawing about the situation I finally called AAA. A nice tow-mater truck came with an even nicer driver and hauled the car (and us) to the shop.

This made the entire trip for my backseaters. During our (long) 2 1/2 mile ride, Grace kept saying how "awesome" it was and how "happy" she was that our car wouldn't start and we got to ride in a tow truck - in the front of the tow truck no-less! Jimmy giggled the whole time and even asked the driver if his truck went fast or slow. The driver responded it went slow, but halfway through the ride Jimmy informed him it in fact was going FAST and BUMPY. I concur with "bumpy."

And then wouldn't you know, after 2 hours of fine (and I really mean more than fine, the people were so very nice) Yuma hospitality, we were on our way. As we left the gal who worked in the shop's office asked that I call them when I made it home because they would worry about us until I did.

So if (heaven forbid) you find yourself with car trouble in Yuma or you just fancy an oil change when you're driving through, find my friends at Accurate Auto on 2ND Street. Talk to George, he'll fix you up.


Ollievie said...

I was feeling a little ornery because I'm up in the middle of the night with a touch of insomnia, but now I'm feeling glad because that is just one FINE story! I'm so glad you were in good hands in the middle of the desert. And what a joy to have your kids along for the ride to see the grand adventure in it all.

Kev and Chels said...

how nice, they wanted you to call them? that's really what you need when you're down and out.