Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Room At The Inn?
My life is never boring! 7.15pm and I am sitting in the Holiday Inn in Flore [off Jn 16 of M1] typing this whilst eating a sandwich! On the way home up the M1, the car made a dreadful noise and lost power. By the grace of God, I was just coming up to the motorway exit – so I limped off, and stopped at the first sign of lights and a safe place to stop! Which was here.
I rang Bob from the car park, who agreed that it was too far to limp home [and anyway I would have to go on unfamiliar back roads not motorway, in the dark…] So I came inside, got the postcode from very helpful Jesse on reception, then rang Green Flag. They should be here in an hour [and know I am waiting inside] Raj has supplied me with coffee and sandwich, and now I shall get on with the schoolwork I had intended doing when I got home.
I could moan about everything going wrong – but feel so positive- I am safe, I am in a warm place, and the Recovery Vehicle will get me home. And I have the laptop with me so my time will not be wasted I’ve got my crochet project in the car, but I think that would look professional in a place where everyone else looks like a business person with an iPad!!
The last 24 hours have been great – yesterday I made Steph’s lounge curtains, she and Mark took me out for a Lebanese meal. Today I worked had along with friends at the Women’s Day of Prayer Committee. But my stories about that will have to wait – I have just had a text to say a recovery vehicle has been dispatched.That was quick! Better finish my food – part two of this saga will probably get typed up tomorrow sometime
Update - home safe by 8.45pm. Car due to be fixed 3pm Wednesday afternoon
Thanks EVERYBODY for your kind wishes