Last night our daughter was using my car to get to work and then back to our house after. It wouldn’t start after she got off work, and she had to get it jumped. It also wouldn’t start this morning when I needed to go to work, so she had to come over and jump my car so I could go to work. After hubby got off, he dropped by and tried starting my car again. It would not start! So after I got off, we jumped my car again, drove over to Auto Zone, had the battery checked and ended up spending $93 for a new battery. Thank goodness it started right up! End of story, right? Not so fast. This whole episode left me thinking. Which is not always a good thing. I’m partly handicapped, 61 years old, and depend a lot on my husband to do certain things for me. I started thinking, what if he wasn’t around? Who would help me handle car repairs? My son lives in another state. Our daughter helps me out a lot, but we do tend to look to hubby for advice! What do people/women do who live alone? Do they have close men friends they can depend on? I guess you learn to depend on yourself. It left me feeling more vulnerable and less independent than I normally like. It is a difficult thing to realize there are things you just can’t do alone. It was a realization that no one can handle life without help and support from others. I’m just so used to depending on my husband, I wouldn’t know what to do if I didn’t have him to fall back on! It was a little disconcerting and quite an eye-opener.
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