I was driving home on Father’s Day, 6-18-17, from a football camp at Northern Arizona University. I was in Boulder City, NV coming up a hill. I heard a pop, and my van wouldn’t accelerate. I have (really had!) a 2014 Honda Odyssey. I pulled over because I thought I had a flat tire. Smoke started coming out of my engine. I was driving with my teenage son, Kobi. We hopped out of the car, and within seconds, fire danced on the hood of my car! I wanted to grab my laptop and camera that were in the back of the car, but I was scared that the car would explode! I guess I’ve seen it on TV too much. Kobi and I backed away from the car, and luckily, we were five minutes away from the local fire department and police station.
There Are Still Many Great People in This World
By the time I had reached the back of my van, another car had pulled over already. The lady driving indicated that she was on the telephone with emergency dispatch. Several other people stopped to ask if we were okay. One woman brought Kobi and me cold Gatoroids.
The Boulder City Fire Department was at the scene within five minutes. They were able to recover my camera and laptop (that I’m typing on right now!). No one got hurt, except my white minivan. Oh well. She was just metal.
I have always been known to be an overachiever, so when my van goes out, I have to go all out. Blow the thing up! 🔥 Seriously, it was kind of scary.
I’m thankful that there are still many great people in this world. Often, we hear about all of the horrible events that occur in this world, but it’s important to acknowledge the many kindhearted people who took time out of their busy day to offer us a Gatoraid or stop and call for help. I’m thankful that no one was injured. Yes, it’s inconvenient replacing a car that was pretty new, but it’s replaceable. People aren’t. Kind hearts aren’t. My gratitude goes out to the people of Boulder City. There are still many great people in this world, and I was blessed by some of them over the weekend. Additionally, my neighbor let me borrow her car for the day while I straightened things out with car auto insurance.
I hope you all had less eventful weekends! Or if they were eventful, I hope they were full of fun and family time! Have a wonderful week (what’s left of it!). Do something kind for someone. It’ll go a long ways. ❤️
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