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Car stories, chapter, I don't know, three... four?
Get a call from my college Freshman, Ted: "Mom? Did I tell you what my car is doing when it gets really cold?" (No, he hadn't...) I immediately imagine the worst for the 23 year old car he drives. "Well, sometimes the key doesn't want to come out of the ignition. I couldn't get the key out last night, so I had to lock the keys in the car. Can you come unlock me?"
This call is coming around 2:30 in the afternoon, AFTER I am on the air and can not leave work until 6 o'clock... in the dark... on Monday when it is 3 above zero for the high! Why didn't he call before I was on the air so I could come help him in the DAYLIGHT??? He didn't wake up until 2... in the afternoon! Teenagers on winter break... I don't like them.
"Sure, Ted, if my car will start, I will come and unlock YOUR car." My car (the 19 year old car) has had a low battery for the last two or three years... or so I am told by every mechanic that has changed the oil in that time. My answer? It's still starting, so I will buy that battery when this one won't start anymore. So yes, I didn't really expect my car to start when the windchill was 13 below zero.
Well, shut my mouth and call me speechless! My car started on the first try! I made it to Ted (sliding all the way on those snow packed streets) and unlocked his car (the key is now out of the ignition... for today at least)! And I am once again thanking Maxine (my car Guardian Angel) for all her help. She's cranky, but she's reliable!