Monday night was a complete cluster. If I'm being honest, it was probably in the top 10 worst nights in my life. Let me just paint this picture for you.
I needed to hit up the ATM after work. Little did I know it was pouring down rain (in the middle of winter), and my go-to ATM didn't have a cover over it...so I'm literally getting drenched. My entire left arm, and my face are soaked...along with the inside of my door. This wasn't exactly the perfect time for the ATM to tell me it was temporarily disabled and would be running in a moment...I realize my car is acting a bit funny...my wipers are going at a slugs pace, and every light on my dashboard starts blinking.
What in the world is going on!?!
I decide its time to roll my window up while the ATM got its crap together...but oh, wait...my window WOULDN'T GO BACK UP. I make sure my car is in drive, and I hit the gas to get out of there. Except, she (she = my car) wasn't moving. At. All. I am freaking out. I'm in the middle of a road, with a window down, soaking wet...and my car won't move. Did I mention there is someone behind me waiting for the ATM who didn't even bother to see if I was alright? Yeah, I thought that was cool.....
FINALLY, after about 4 minutes, my car decides to get with it and actually drive. At this point I'm too terrified to take it on the highway, so it was only logical in my mind to drive in a circle and get to the drive thru part of the bank, where there was shelter :)
It was absolute fate that my car broke down under that shelter. I couldn't help it, I could feel the tears coming. I was stuck!! Luckily, my hero came to rescue me (aka my husband). We thought a simple charge would do it...nope, when he took the cables off my car, she died again.
He runs to the store, buys me a battery....all is well (except you know, I was FROZEN). Luckily I had a blanket and extra gloves in my backseat. When he got there, he installed the new battery...and my car turned on! She seemed to be working...but my battery light was still on? Although this confused me to no end, I still made the 30 minute drive home safely.
After dinner, Caleb decides he wants to take it for a quick ride to be sure its safe for me to drive to work and back...we hit up the store, had some fun, and on our way back...my car starts freaking out, AGAIN. There we are on the highway, headlights go out, radio stops working, lights on my dashboard are flickering...my car was slowly taking her last breath of the night.
Thank God it didn't break down on the highway, we managed to get her into our subdivision before she stopped in the middle of the road. Here came the hard part...it was 9PM, seriously so dark out...and Caleb and I had to push my car. I think we ended up pushing it a quarter mile, and my grandpa (bless his heart, he always comes to the rescue) came and called AAA so we could get a tow truck to take my car away.
All in all, the night was horrible, and my eyes were swollen. I mean really, who's car breaks down TWICE in one night?!
Once we got back home, my husband gave ma a "late Valentines Day" present... and bless that man. He knows me so well. We are obviously obsessed with Disney, and MU is one of our favorite movies. He bought me the entire plush set of the "Oozma Kappa" clan.
That man knows exactly how to make me smile...and I'm so grateful for him. Through the entire night, breakdown after breakdown (both the car, and me), he never complained. Literally, not once. I can't believe I got so lucky to not only have such an amazing man, he's hot, too! ;)
I hope that through the crappy Monday's in life, you have someone to make you smile...whether that be your significant other, best friend, or grandma. You are loved :)