I am a bit sentimental while writing this post. I am the kind of person who really cares about the sentimental values of something. And it breaks my heart whenever I think that any day now, we will let go of Chevy.
Although we were already anticipating this moment to happen, it happened this afternoon when my husband was on his way home. Our dear Chevy Silverado truck suddenly died down while sitting in traffic. My hubby called and told me about the big problem. He asked me to search online for towing service close to where he was but the ones I found were already closed at 5:00 P.M. The 24-hours tow service were far away from the place he’s stuck in. I asked him to call the Roadside Assistance. It was around 7:00 P.M. when a police came by. Hubby already talked to someone but the tow service will not come until 8:00 P.M. The police said they can’t wait that long so he called somebody. So hubby cancelled the 8:00 P.M. tow service. Gladly the towing service that the police called came at 7:15 P.M. My daughter and I picked him up at the auto shop.
I just hope it’s not a huge problem with the truck. I don’t think I am ready to let go of Chevy yet. I hope she’ll stay around for a year or so. But whatever is the result of the vehicle check tomorrow, then we’ll have to decide.
Driving is not as easy as you might think. It requires focus, awareness, and discipline. Good vision is also important in driving. If you get irritable so quickly, then you must learn how to be calm and patient.
There are lots of challenges when we are on the road driving. We do not know what’s gonna come. Our safety is always at risk. We know within ourselves that we are very careful on the road. But there are some who don’t pay attention and just act like s****d people while driving.
I won’t forget the wreck we had few years ago. My husband and I were heading out-of-town Friday night and we’re on the Interstate when an over speeding car on the left lane that was tailgating the car in front of it suddenly went out of control. It spun three times in front of us (we were in the center lane) because I saw that the driver of the car it was tailgating with tap it’s break. And so, just a blink of an eye it happened. As abrupt as we stopped, that car stopped in front of our car after spinning. That was an upsetting evening. I was shocked! So shocked that I felt numb all over. That was the scariest experience of my life.
The bright side of that accident is that, it was just a minor wreck. But, it brought a hassle to us. My husband did not have a vehicle to drive to work. Auto insurance claim has to undergo a process. We found out that car was a rental car. And we were lucky that our truck’s West Virginia auto insurance processed and released the claim without any problem. This is why auto insurance is very important.
Wherever we go, it is advisable be very careful and watchful when driving. Be a responsible driver. Practice discipline.
One of the big achievements I had two years ago was passing the Driver’s License Test. For the first time in my whole life I learned to drive a car. Why not? It is very beneficial here in the USA.
When you learn how to drive, you will have the freedom. You have the ability to go wherever you want. And for emergency needs in the kitchen, a drive to the nearest grocery store is quick. My husband bought a Toyota Scion for me to use. It is a mini-SUV. I am loving it because it goes 40 mpg on the freeway.
Before I passed the driving test, I took driving classes because my husband did not have the patience on me (laughs). The duration was six hours of classroom lecture and six hours behind the wheel. My instructor was very strict and she wanted me to remember and learn from my mistakes on the road. Parallel parking was the toughest training for me. I only did it once (at the test).
I am confident with my driving now. It is really a blessing that I learned how to drive. Driving on the freeway is a big challenge but takes a lot of guts. I do make mistakes as I drive around but I learn from them. The most important thing to do when you are behind the wheel is: Do not panic. And always be watchful.
On the other hand, with the gas prices sky rocket, I am limiting my road travels to once a week.