It is good to be back again after a very relaxed and enjoyable short holiday in the highlands at Fraser's Hill. Again? Yes, about 4 months ago we were in Fraser's Hill and we went back there because we enjoyed the company and the place. While the holiday photos are being sorted out, I wanted to share with you an incident that happened to us before our holiday trip.
Last Saturday evening, we were on our way to attend the Saturday church celebration. As we slowed down at the roundabout, the car suddenly stalled! Hubby tried to restart the car but the engine refused to get running. Thank goodness, the traffic was not heavy at that time. Hubby told me to take over the steering wheel while he pushed the car to the side of the road. Thank God for a young man and his dad who came over to help hubby pushed the car to a safe spot. We were very grateful and thankful for their help. They were really God sent!
Hubby called the mechanic to relate the situation to him. The mechanic suggested that one of the reason could be due to lack of water in the radiator. Hubby told me to wait in the car while he went to buy bottled drinking water from a nearby store.
While praying and sitting in the car, I was thinking to myself how convenient it will be if we know what was wrong with the car and be able to repair it ourselves. It is when we are faced with such a helpless situation, we realized how important it is to get hold of some automotive resources to have some knowledge to repair the car especially in times of emergency. I thank God that hubby was with me or else I will not know what to do as it was getting dark and feeling so unsafe.
Hubby came back with 2 big bottles of water (1500 ml). The 1st bottle went into the radiator and as hubby was pouring in the water from the 2nd bottle, water started to leak out from the radiator onto the ground. Anyway we were able to get the engine running and drove all the way home without the car stalling again. It was a great relief when the mechanic informed that the car engine was not seriously damage and he only found a hole in a hose.
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It was only last month when the same car refused to start at a parking lot because of a flat battery. I happened to be home at the time hubby called me. I had a set of Jumper Cables in my car and I drove over to the parking lot where hubby was waiting for me. With the Jumper Cables, hubby was able to jump start his car. I think each car should have a set of Jumper Cables because you will never know why they will come in handy.
Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
(Psalm 95:1-2, New International Version-NIV)