Running out of gas

I ran out of gas on the way home from picking the kids up from school. I was literally a half block from my house. I had the kids and their friends jump out of the car and walk home. My neighbor drove by and helped me out. We asked some construction workers to come and push me to the side of the road. I then went home, got a gas can that had less than a gallon of gas and put that in the tank. Not enough. So my neighbor and dear friend drove me to the gas station to get some gas in the can. She filled up her car too. I came back and filled the tank, and it started! I headed directly back to the gas station in my car and filled it to the top.

So what did I learn. I shouldn’t have postponed going to the gas station the three times earlier in the day when I had talked myself out of the trip to fill up the tank. Friends often come right in the nick of time to bail us out of our troubles. It is good to have a sense of humor about these things. I am glad I was close to home and no one was hurt. I need to fill up my tank before it is too late. I was glad I had a gas can! Sometimes we do silly things. The list could go on. We are all safe and sound at home. I am happy the weekend is here.

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