Thursday, January 8

Tomorrow I must spend.

Well, poo! At least we made it past week 1 before we have to buy something (and used isn't an option for safety's sake).
I picked up Kasen & headed towards the park. We were both excited to go play. My car was acting strange though. I drove over something & thought "hmmm, that's a weird feeling, almost like my tire is flat". BUT, it didn't really seem like it was flat, so I kept driving. Wouldn't you know it - just as I get to a part of town I REALLY wouldn't want to stop, it occurred to me - my tire WAS flat. Crapola! I did manage to drive. one. more. exit. further. Still not an "ideal" location, but better than it could've been, and at least it was the middle of the day. I was trying to figure out how I was gonna change a tire while keeping Kasen entertained in the car & while watching my back to make sure no-one was approaching us. LUCKILY, there was a good samaritan at the right place at the right time. Just as I was starting to take stuff out of the car to attempt to fix the flat (my dad was on his way to help, but I just really wanted to get it done & get out of there, so I wasn't gonna wait for him), a nice guy pulled up & asked if I wanted help. I admit it, I hesitated. It's just so hard to know who to trust, ya know? I'm glad I agreed though, he was totally done in less than 5 minutes. I was able to stand there watching him AND talk to Kasen (who just kept telling the man "hi"), and of course I felt a bit more secure with a man being there with us. After he finished I called my dad (hey, I had to make sure he wasn't a loon, so I still wanted my dad on his way - just in case!) & Kasen & I headed on to the park.
Meanwhile, I called Discount Tire (yes, I know, driving while on the phone, with a spare... but I needed to get it done right then & I wanted to get the heck outta dodge) & got my tire ordered. They'll have it after 2pm tomorrow. Happy Friday to me. (Plus, I have to go buy milk tomorrow or Kasen won't have any tomorrow night. Woohoo.)
I'm not sure if I'll be able to just buy the certificates on the tire, or if I'll have to buy a new one. It was a road hazard, I think (there's slit in my tire), but the inside is worn pretty badly, so it might not be road hazard. We'll see... Keep your fingers crossed, I really don't want to fork over $140 for a tire right now. Ugh, I should've replaced all 4 instead of just 2 a few months ago. sigh
On a positive note, we did get to the park & had fun with Amber & Denya & their kiddos! AND as much I wanted to make excuses, I got in 45 min of exercise, via the Wii.


Chrystyna said...

Tires are a necessity, so you've got to do it! What is it with us and tires this week?!? haha!

Glad you got it fixed FAST and got out of there! I totally agree with you about trusting "strangers". I don't trust anyone, so I'm not sure what I would have done.

Dawn Endres said...

Sometimes you just can't help what happens. I think I'm too trusting sometimes. I'm glad you got it fixed! What a nice guy.

Holly said...

I am glad you were able to get it fixed and that the stranger was able to give you a hand.

Good luck with Discount Tires

Nichole said...

ugh I hate buying tires! But they are a necessity