A flatbed car-hauling truck came up over the weekend to pick up my wife's car, which wouldn't start. The truck bottomed out in the mud. It took another big wrecker to extract it, which generally made a hell of a mess. The car remains; it, too, stuck in the mud and no longer accessible to a recovery truck. Eventually, things will dry out enough so I can yank the car out and get it fixed. But for now, my wife drives my 4X4 truck to work, and I'm stuck, too. It's a sorry tale.