I got on my cell phone and called Tom. Luckily he was still at home and he was not in the shower which normally he would have been at that time of morning. About the phone-later that day it ran out of battery. He said he would be there in a few minutes. So I waited for him.
Also, there just happened to be someone else right behind me that had some car problems earlier and the CHP drove up to them and saw me. After they were finished with them they came over to me. One of the officers told me he had called the freeway service patrol to help me.
I was so grateful I almost hugged him. Do you think he would have arrested me?
My knights in shinning armor who came to rescue me.
I had a really nice place to pull over. It really couldn't have happened at a better place either. Right parallel to the exit. There were really two lanes of shoulder there. Oh, my tire is over by that tree.