Terrilein, I hope this is it for you!
Been a busy couple days for me (mostly unintentionally). You might remember we finally got the brakes on our 4Runner fixed. Well, we had it back for about a week when my husband and I noticed a smell after driving up and down the hills on it...burning transmission fluid, not good. We decided not to drive it anymore until either he or a shop could take a look at it and I was back in the '62 Falcon (which, as fun as it is to drive, the manual steering, manual brakes, non-adjustable seat, as well as lack of AC and radio make it very uncomfortable when 9 months pregnant).
I took the Falcon yesterday evening to visit with a few friends, left early because I was tired. Well, as I started back in the mountain roads, she suddenly died on me, right after a blind corner, in the dark. Not good. I was only able to get her halfway off the road. There is one lane for each direction, no shoulder (had it half in the ditch), and no street lights whatsoever. Left the headlights on, but after the next couple of cars barely missed hitting the car, I was pretty freaked out. As there is hardly any cell phone signal on our mountain roads, I was expecting to have to hike a couple of miles and abandon the car, but much to my surprise and relief I had signal there. I started calling my DH, when he suddenly appeared (he was riding home from working late on my motorcycle and happened to see me). What a relief. We called for a tow, but the tow truck got lost so we were stuck waiting for almost 2 hours in the end. We put out flares behind the car which worked great at first, but then we ran out. He put the bike behind the car, in the ditch, with lights and a turn signal on which helped a bit, and we stood on the other side of the road with a flashlight and tried to signal to people to slow down. I have to say, one great thing about living where we do is that a ton of people stopped to ask if we needed any help, that wouldn't happen in most parts of the bay area.
Oh, of course I was dying to pee, but there was nowhere good to go, there was nowhere to sit, and we kept hearing wildlife creeping towards us. Not fun. We were joking around that it would have been perfect timing for me to go into labor just then, but thankfully that didn't happen.
Eventually after several phone calls we got the tow truck driver in the right spot and he took me and the Falcon home. Meanwhile, the motorcycle battery was just about dead from having the lights on so much but my DH was able to roll start it eventually. We got home about 1 am and into bed by 2 am.
We were now basically out of working vehicles and I had my NST/fluid check at the hospital scheduled for today. So I set my alarm super early so I could get up, drive the Toyota (with my fingers crossed) an hour to our shop, dropped it off, went and picked up a rental car, then drove 2 hours the other way to the hospital and made it for my appointment. Oh, and one of my dogs had to wake me up to take her out to poo in the middle of what little sleep I did get.
Made it to the hospital, NST went well, baby was very active and then got hiccups at the end.
They then did the quick u/s for the fluid check and he was still hiccuping so I got to see what baby hiccups look like.
It was a bit difficult for them but they were able to get a good measurement.
Grabbed lunch, did a couple of quick errands, then home to walk the dogs and then collapsed into bed for a couple of hours.
Thankfully I don't have to go anywhere tomorrow! Just working from home, phew. Oh and the other good thing is that my DH finally got fed up with his boss and his crazy hours and today applied for a transfer to a different position at the same company, which would be just 40 hours a week, no unpaid overtime like now, no travel, much less stress, and a much better boss. Really hoping that he gets it.