No seriously, that really blows. I was all set for a good productive day. I went to school, picked up my keys and checked out my room. Everything looked good and I’ll be able to start setting up my room tomorrow. I was all jacked to go out and work on my Descanso project. And that’s what I did, kind of. I drove and drove. A couple of places I was hoping for didn’t pan out. I was out in the middle of the country, too remote for any memorials so I figured I would look for a nice, pretty scenic.
I saw plenty of corn and a remote farm here and there. Windows were down, music was up and I was enjoying life. I love a nice relaxing drive in the country. Well, it was relaxing until I hit a rock or something in the middle of the road and heard an incredibly loud pop. My gut turned and I said a quick prayer. So much for the prayer. I somehow managed to blow out the left driver’s side tire. The car I was driving was my wife’s since my daughter needed mine. My wife’s CR-V is only about three months old. I was just a little dejected. OK, I was a lot dejected. Especially since I was about 20 minutes away from “civilization.” There was a lot of corn. A lot of corn.
Flat, Flat, Flat
Strangely, about 10 cars drove by me on this remote road. You want to know how many stopped to see if I was OK? Zip. Zero. Not a one. I was a little disappointed with the lack of compassion that was displayed. Not even a “You Okay?” I wouldn’t have accepted the help, but an offer would have been reassuring. Luckily, I know how to change a tire. I’ve been “fortunate” enough to change a few in my lifetime. About 15 minutes later I was ready to roll. After driving 35 minutes or so home, I was able to get into Goodyear Tire right away and only had to wait for about an hour. The customer service was outstanding and the repair was only a “little” expensive. I wanted to replace the tire with an equally good tire since the car is basically brand new. I can think of other things I would rather have spent the money on. But nobody was hurt and when it’s all said and done, the afternoon was not really that terrible. Granted, I didn’t get anything accomplished on my project but I essentially got in a little workout with the tire change.
My Afternoon View
The Crossword Puzzle Neighbor
The Conversationalists or Me in 15 Years
Needless to say, you’ve just seen my photos of the day. I may as well make something of a “bad” situation. I’m including a bonus photo of dinner with my brother and his family. My parents were also with us but I’m saving them the visual documentation. My son has a photo he took on his girlfriend’s property.
Until Next Time,