The day was all set first a ten o'clock appointment with a Realtor about staging their listing. At exactly ten minutes prior to the appointed time, I pull out of the driveway and hear a little rumble and immediately think oh,oh, the engine light that has been on three days, now, is now talking to me, hope it doesn't really mean anything, then the sound got rougher and by now oh, no, I realize I have a tire going down,
SURE ENOUGH, GOT A FLAT TIRE. I call my appointment and reschedule and then call road service. Road Service arrives and changes the tire to the donut,but oops the donut is flat! After a little negotiation with the road service guy took the donut to a nearby air station and put air in the donut. Then I take my car to the nearest "tire fixing place" and the guy says that the tire has been damaged inside and need a new tire and so a new tire is ordered. I limp back home on the donut spare on the car and decide, nothing else to do but write a blog, SMILE!
Now I know you want a picture of this sequence of events so PICTURE THIS, a big screw or nail or sharp pointy metal thing lying on the driveway. Now PICTURE THIS, your big 1997 heavy 4 door car rolling right over the pointy metal thing piercing the life out of the tire. Now PICTURE THIS when you open the trunk the donut spare tire is squishy and flat. Get the PICTURE! What this picture illustrates, might as well sit down relax and blog it.
By the time I'm done with this blog, my new tire should be ready to put on my car, I will have a new tire, a completed blog post, and be able to fit in that appointment. The engine light, well... I'll see about that tomorrow.
I know you want pithy sound advice in a blog so here goes: Check your spare tire to see if it has air in it, before you back out of the driveway. It will save you some time!
I know I know you still want pictures. I am just not going to do it. A flat ruined tire does not deserve a photo!
Until next time...