Sunday, December 7, 2008

Battery anyone?

Friday night I went to a concert with my friend Ashley. It was great and I think we all had a wonderful time. It was at Cricket Pavilion(which is outdoor) and as the night went on it started to get really cold. We rapped up in a blanket and danced around to try and keep warm. When the concert was over and Ashley and I trekked our way back to my car we discovered a dead vehicle. It wouldn't turn over at all. After a few minutes of freaking out we found a nice young man to give us a jump start. All seemed well and we thanked him and were on our way. We made it a block and the car died again. I managed to get it parked in a safe spot and a friend picked us up. Well the next day Kasie and I went back and jumped it and again it died just a few feet later. I called the tow truck and this Big guy with braids on his head and two gold "ladies" earrings in each ear showed up. Now usually when i have called for a tow they pull up and hitch it up and get on their way because, lets face it, time equals money for these guys. Well not him, he wanted details. Now listen to this ladies...apparently there is water inside a battery. Now you may already know this but I had never heard such a thing in my life. He explained that the battery had no water in the cells at all. He filled it up, jumped us and we were able to drive all the way to Sears for a new battery. Incredible! Now not all batteries require you to fill the water. Mine was a NON-self sustaining battery and therefore it required the water. I'll post a picture so you can see what I'm talking about.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Hey Pam - I just stumbled across your blog. So fun. It will be good to keep up with you this way! Come over and see your new cousin sometime - she's always available for a cuddle :)