Monday, January 11, 2010

Hilde the Hero

I love Hilde.

She saved my family from freezing to death on the side of a dark off ramp just five short minutes from our home, where our car was stuck because....


...we had run out of gas.

YES. I will admit to it because I wasn't driving and we ALL KNOW what responsibilities a DRIVER has. :)

We were coming back from a long weekend of trying to find the perfect Hamburg home. We really were just a few mintues from our home. We just didn't make it. The car slowed to a stop at the end of the freeway off ramp. Super. Three hours of driving, four kids, FIVE minutes from home, -2 degrees and snow outside... It's 4:30 pm and the sun is setting... Ahhhhhh..... My life. :)

I called Hilde. I knew she would save me. ...and she did!!! She quickly showed up a half hour later. She would have been there sooner had finding a gas can been an easier task.

The kids actually waited patiently in the car while we assured them we wouldn't freeze to death. It wasn't too bad, just an extra 45 minutes... sitting in a dark car. Nope, nobody stopped. I even stood on the side of the road for a while waiting to see the mickey mouse antenna ball on Hilde's car... I've never been so happy to see her in all my life!!

Hilde. Thank you!!! I'll rummage through the kids things and find you a medal of some sort. :) We owe you! Tak!

4 comments:

PiNG aka Patti said...

OMG, this is nuts! I am quite glad to hear that you did eventually make it home okay.

C and H Romenesko said...

Wowee! Glad everyone made it home...and without frostbite! And Hilde, you rock!

Corrine said...

When family isn't close by to help it's great to have such wonderful friends! Friends become family.

Ingrid said...

I know from my flat tire what those kinds of friends mean!
Good that you were so close to home! It would have been hard for Hilde to come and get you if you were still in Germany... :-) , but I am sure she would have done that if you needed her.
It is a great joy to have friends like Hilde and you!

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