This can serve as a good reminder to everyone with regards to corroded battery cables.
One mile from home, 500 feet from Bo'* babysitter'* house, the car completely shut down (95 SLE). I knew instantly what it was, as I've fought corrosion on the positive battery cables on this car before (about 6 months ago). This time it was so bad, it was melting and smoking when I popped the hood.
30 minutes later (after cutting the boots apart that had melted together) and cleaning, I was on my way back to work.
Note the white corrosion dust in the engine bay.
I'm a firm believer in cleaning these at least once a year on both cars, even though I have no problems on the other car. Just a reminder for you. It could have been much worse. The cables were probably nearly hot enough to combust. It had to cool for 10 minutes before I could cut them apart.