August 13, 2006 8:58 PM
Last night, I was on the interstate driving home at 3 A.M. from recording vocals when my truck began to lose power. Suddenly the temperature gauge went from normal all the way to hot and steam shot out from the radiator making it next to impossible to see. There was a strange sound from under the hood . I could not change lanes or get off the highway because large trucks and cars were going all around me very very fast. I had my emergency blinkers on and I remained calm but braced for the worst. At any moment, someone could run into me and I understood this clearly. Suddenly there was no one coming in the right lane and I used this opportunity to get slowly over into the right lane as the truck was still coasting. There was no power at all. All I could do is coast. I managed to glide down an exit ramp where the truck finally came to a stop and would not go any further. I pulled out the cell phone and called an emergency road service. I made a report and waited on the side of the busy road realizing that I was in danger if I stayed in the truck as well as if I got out of the truck. Either way was not safe. I chose to take my chances outside where a number of obnoxious comments were hurled to me from open windows. A friend called my cell phone and it helped me feel less alone in the situation. Still, after waiting around 90 minutes, a tow truck came and I was home at 5:30 A.M. As I write this, I have no idea what is wrong with my truck. It is not the battery or the radiator. The adrenalin ran through me all night and all day today. I still have not properly slept. Will try and do that now after a warm bath and deep slow breathing.