I get out and walk around the car trying to figure out WTF happened, hoping its a tire and not an axle or something, and I see the passenger side rear tire is DONE. I mean separated from the rim, completely destroyed. I have no idea what the hell happened. It had like 70 percent tread left too.
No real biggie, I think - I have a full spare w/ me. I kill the engine, put the 4 ways on and start jacking it up, remove the wheel, and put on the spare, after about 15 minutes of using my iPhone 6 for a flashlight.. little I did I know the phone was almost dead.. but thats not all that was dead. I get everything back together, and the CAR WONT START. Battery died because the headlights and flashers were on for 20 minutes with the motor off in the cold weather (battery was already on its last legs).
I think for a second, OK what to do now? I pick up the phone to call my mom, and it SHUTS THE FUCK OFF. iPhones do NOT like cold weather. I turn it back on and it has that "connect to power" symbol. So, I'm FUCKED and now have to figure out WTF to do. Im sitting on the side of the highway with the spare on, flashers on, but cant get it started with a dead phone. I have jumper cables in my car. So I start walking down towards the other way trying to flag someone down to help me - everyone just moved to the left lane and keeps going. Its too dark, and I decide to end that quickly out of fear of being killed. so I go back to the car and think. I look to my right and there's a barbed fence, and I can see a Weis's ar far away and realize it's the same Weis's that, coincidentally, is about 2 miles from my moms house.
I lock the doors to my car, grab my wallet, keys, and dead phone, and go for the fence. I cut the FUCK out of my hand but I got over it after like 4 attempts. I fell to the other side of the ground right on my back. I start jogging and the first houses I see I knock on the door but no one answers (I suppose not many people do these days at that time of night) - and then I realize I'm only about 4 miles away from mom's actual house, so I start jogging, and jogging, the entire way, thru parking lots and yards, over smaller fences, until I finally get to moms street. I'm completely frozen, my face is frozen, hands, everything.