Today we were late getting to church because of a series of unfortunate events. G wouldn't wake up. Then the car wouldn't start. So I called P to come home and jump the car, he was at church already because of meetings. While we waited I got out the jump cables and popped the hood. I'd left my keys in the ignition because, hey, the car wasn't starting, also, they would be there when P arrived. Then when I put the cable onto one of the battery terminals I heard the beeping that happens when the keys are left in the ignition and the door is open. Oh, so not a dead battery after all, just a loose cable assembly. So I got a wrench and tightened the bolt.
P is always telling the kids "Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do." I couldn't jump the battery but I could get things ready. And sometimes it is the preparations that solve your problem anyway.
There is a story of 2 farmers during a drought. Both were praying for rain. 1 went out and started to plow the ground. The other asked him what he was doing. "I'm preparing for rain".