Sunday, May 17, 2009

What a day...

I ended up having to come out to Lake Havasu a day early for a wardrobe fitting so I had to drive out here by myself yesterday. Jon drove out today so he could stay and go to the stunt awards last night. Remember when my car got broken into a few weeks back well, ever since then when I work out I only bring my wallet in the car with me. Yesterday I went to spin class before my 4 and half long drive and put my wallet like usual in the middle consil.

It wasn't until I was in the middle of nowhere and thinking about needing gas that I realaized that I left my wallet in my other car! I think my heart actually stopped. No money, no gas, no ID...nothing! I didn't know what to do so I pulled off the freeway at the next exit and pulled over in this neighborhood to try and figure out what to do. I didn't have enough gas to make it home or to the lake. I called Jon, mom, dad, sister, brother in law...no one answered, so I started crying because I felt so helpless.

I didn't know what to do so I looked around and decided that maybe someone will help me. I did the math and needed about $20 in gas to make it to the lake for my 4pm wardrobe fitting. Crying I walked up to someone house and knocked on the door. I didn't even know what to say my story sounded too unbeliveable. A woman came to the door but only opened it a bit. She wasn't friendly at all and looked at me like I was crazy. She said she couldn't help me but the lady next door was a cop and she might be able to.

The lady next door was just barely nicer and not willing to help me and told me to try across the street. With my ego totally gone my face full of tears and my head hung I knocked in the thrid house. A cute mom, two teenagers and the dad all answered. I began telling them my story and they looked very simpathetic. (I totally pulled the I am a stuntwoman card trying to get to the movie I was working on, I was desperate) The mom said she dosn't carry cash usually but said she would check here purse. All she had was $10 so the teenage girl ran to her room and she had $5! I was so greatfull $15 never felt like so much money. I had these nice things, nice car, nice purse, ipod, but really it ment nothing when I didn't have acutal money. I began crying more becasue they were soooo nice. I aksed for their address to send them a check when I got home and they wouldn't give it to me. They said they were happy to help. I really couldn't belive it. (before I left I asked to use the bathroom :) for those who know me that is totally something I would do)

With their $15 and the $1 I had in my purse I might, I mean might be able to make it, so I got back on the freeway. I slowed my speed down to save on gas milage and turned the ac off when I went up hills. It was such a weird feeling, I am in the middle of the mohavie dessert with no money, by myself, not knowing if I will make it.

The next two hours or so were so stressful. I am watching the clocking knowing I need to be there at 4 and watching my mileage on my navigation checking I will make it. I kid you not, I made it here at 3:55pm and my navigation said I had 2 miles until I ran out of gas! Can you belive it. It was so sureal. I really didn't know if I would make it or not.

I am so grateful to that family who helped me. The world needs more people like them. I still can't belive I went door to door crying and aksing for money. What a day!

2 comments:

Heather's Brain said...

WOW! I am so glad you got help! What a bummer of a lesson!

You may never be without cash again I bet!!!!

Tonia said...

Heather, your story was touching. I could only imagine what I would have done. I imagine that you were saying some prayers. I can see the hand of God in so many places in your story. No matter where we are in life and no matter how many things we have, there will always be a time in our life when we are helpless, that is the time that God often shines through. You and Johnathan remain in my prayers.