Friday, April 27, 2007
Last night's commute home hit an all time low. It was my turn to drive and not five miles from the base, the van breaks down. One minute its running fine, the next moment, total loss of power. I manged to get it off to the side of the road. Smoke was pouring out from under the hood and oil dripping out from underneath. Attempts to restart it were futile. It was dead. Not going anywhere. We contacted the company that owns the van and they sent a replacement. The problem was we were in southern Maryland. The van company is in Fredericksburg, VA. Two hours away. The good news, the van broke down across the street from an Outback Steakhouse. During Happy Hour. I finally got home at 8:00. Thank God I can work from home today.