1:12 pm. Was about to get in the car with the kids to go upstate when I realized the battery was dead. Why? Called AAA and they said someone would be there within 2 hours. Scarlett’s friend’s parents were waiting for us upstate so I started asking people if they had jumper cables but Scarlett was embarrassed and begged me to stop. I lifted the hood in the hopes that someone would approach us with an offer of help and, after about half an hour, someone did. He jumped the battery with something called a portable power station. I didn’t know such things even existed.
4:03 pm. I forgot my iPhone earbuds because of the AAA fiasco. I’m so insanely dependent on them. The thought of a two hour drive without music seemed unbearable so I stopped at every gas station along the way in the hopes of finding some but to no avail.