Last year the man from the bank asked us to come in for a chat. He went through our direct debits and asked us if our car had broken down recently, we told him, “No” he said we didn’t then need to keep paying for the breakdown cover, each month and asked that we remove it now, so it was removed. It was frightening not to have a safety net, for the expense would have been great, should I then break down, they can charge what they like.
That was last year, just over a week ago, I got into my car to go to work, and it was SO flat, I assume the battery had been stolen! I rang work, and walked. Feeling my day had been ruined, and wondering how much it would all cost. For they can charge what they like!
Near the end of work time a lovely worker we were talking and I mentioned I had to walk to work as my car had broken down, she said, “Before I start work tomorrow, I’ll come to your home and jump start it for you,” I thanked her and we swapped phone numbers and I gave her my address, that was a huge weight off my shoulders and I thanked God for His provision, she was my first Angel and so young!
After work Husband Paul was with me when I lift up the bonnet I asked him (he does not drive) if the battery had been stolen, he pointed to the back and said, “No, it’s there.” He said he would take it out and charge it inside the house, but he was having problems, for our Son keeps borrowing his screwdrivers and never putting them back, so Paul asked me to knock our neighbour’s door. Our lovely neighbour, Franco a bus driver, was at home, Paul asked him if he had a screwdriver, he said “Leave it in, I’ll jump start it” and retuned with two little things, it was so tiny and I was amazed how that could jump start my car. He placed one end of this stick thing near the battery and said, “The battery is not flat,” then I said, is that to jump start it?” He replied, “No, it is to test if any power in battery!” Then he moved his car so it was in front of mine, connected the huge jump leads and with a few revs, my little car burst into life! He said, “I need to use it more,” for I’d told him and anyone else who would listen, “When it snows, I get the bus or walk, and when the snow is gone, it starts first time.” Franco said, “This was a bad Winter and next time even if I don’t drive it, to rev it up where it is parked” I told him I would. He advised me to take it for a long drive to keep it ticking over, so as I was going to our local supermarket, I’d planned to walk as it’s not far, I used the car instead! As a treat to the car.
There was no charge, so Franco, was my second Angel