2 weeks ago
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Today I'm thankful for the kindness of strangers. Yesterday, I was taking Fiona to her 2 year checkup. I was running late, so decided to take the Honda because I didn't have time to switch the cars around. I noticed the gas tank was really low, so planned to stop on the way, since the gas station is all but about 8-9 blocks from our house. As I was turning onto a busy street the car sputtered and died. I did manage to get it over to the side of the road. It of course was freezing cold and I was still 3 blocks away from the gas station. I assessed the situation and basically decided all I could do was grab Fiona, the diaper bag, and try to run up to the gas station. By that point Fiona was flipping out and it was much colder than I had originally thought. Thankfully, several people stopped and offered to help. One nice lady with a carseat loaded us up and drove us the rest of the way to the gas station and then a nice man grabbed a gas can and pumped some gas for me and then the lady drove me back to my car and stayed to make sure that I got the car started and to the gas station. I could not say thank you enough to that lady who helped me out, even though it made her late to work. It was a very helpless feeling, but thanks to some very kind strangers the situation turned out just fine.