Went to knitting bee on Wednesday and all the way was wishing I could have stayed home, after kb on way home had car troubles just a tad out of downtown Tatla Lake. Opened hood and found loads of the hood insulation (pack rat or ?), also a wire chewed apart from alternator to? First person that stopped had a sat phone and called BCAA for me, tow truck had to come from Riske Creek 2+ hours away. Finally a bit after 4pm truck arrived with big trailer to load car on, with me planning on going in with tow truck except first step up was at about my waist, driver helped and thus began one of the roughest rides ever into town. Took car to Downtown Service when a friends husband is the journeyman mechanic, Denise (her husband) met me there and we went up to her place for me to stay overnight. Insulation cleaned out and Len said about 5 pounds mouse or pack rat sh** also removed. Alternator was toast and one had to come from Kamloops so ended up 2 nights in town with nothing but basic knitting, will I think next time I go in will leave spare toothbrush, deodorant, hairbrush, nightgown, clean unders there in case something like this happens again.
Denise did drive me up to Wally World where I did a bit of grocery shopping then back to her place to put perishables in her spare fridge. Friday morning when car was ready took stuff down and loaded my car 5 bags, then stopped one last time for gas and hit the Wholesale Club for a few more things that I had forgot at W/W. Home just a bit after 1 pm, got car unloaded and within minutes was visited by Thunderman and Lightfoot and then loads of hard rain. Was ever so glad to have made it home before the deluge got in gear. So my week was toast.