I was supposed to work about 2 hours away at a courthouse this morning. The area was expected to be experiencing a winter storm with ice that was to start this morning. I started to my car and the ice had been falling just long enough for the sidewalks to be iced over. I called and rescheduled the appointment. I rarely do that because of weather. But, even with a 4wd, I didn’t want to drive 2 hours in an ice storm. By afternoon, it had turned to all rain and by the time I finished my afternoon appointment and arrived back home, the surfaces were freezing again.
As I was leaving my client’s location, I had started the car and was about to head out. I shifted to 1st gear at the same time I turned on my lights. My lights went off and the radio went off. So, I switched the lights back off and on again and everything was fine. I drove about a block to a gas station because I figured I was going to need the gas for the trip tomorrow. When I got back in the car…. nothing. There was no electricity. So, I fiddled with the switches, brake, etcetera… trying to see if there was a short. Nothing. I decided that it was time to call a tow truck. So, I started pushing the vehicle out of the way of the gas pumps. I got about 5 or 10 feet and everything came back on….. to which my alarm stated, “Thank you.” Yeah… my sentiments exactly. Now, my decision is whether I want to risk taking it 2 hours away tomorrow.