On Saturday, we had just squeaked out an emergency deadline and Jim was about to run it to the last FedEx drop-off opportunity for the weekend. I gave a sigh of relief as I watched a mailing tube full o’ new art head out the door under Jim’s arm. I dropped down into a chair by the window, when what should I spy out of the window pane? Margaret and Jim peering curiously into our car. Uh-oh, dead battery at deadline time … that’s not good … but more importantly, what is Margaret wearing? A prom dress? Yes, it is. What else would you wear for a battery-jumping lesson? Yep, the dad-side of Jim’s duties had overtaken the studio-delivery-man side, and even though a FedEx cut-off time was looming, he just had to give his new-driver daughter a little lesson: How to Jump a Battery. And, even though his gal was in the middle of repurposing last year‘s prom dress for a let’s-get-dressed-up-for-dinner evening with friends, there was no time like the present for a car maintenance lesson. Fortunately for all, it was a quick lesson, and our package made it out in time, and more amazingly, her white dress remained white! The good news is that if she and I are ever together when the battery dies, I’m sure she will know how to fix it better than I do … even if we’re all dressed up.