Thursday, January 19, 2012

One Snowy Day….

We live in the NorthEast. 

Today the forecast was windy, snowy, and cold.  And zero visibility. 

It started about two o’clock.  I left work at three.  Made it to pick up Dollie at her school in about half and hour.  It’s a 15 min drive.  Then we headed over to get Drummer from his school.  Another 15 minutes.

imageWhile we were sitting there waiting for him to appear, the snow started to pick up and then there was a “ding”.  It was a loud “ding”.  Then I noticed a symbol on my dash that hadn’t been there minutes before.  We checked the manual and it was a tire pressure warning signal. 

{I’m sure you know where this is going….oh yes it is….}

We proceeded to get out of the car in the blowing snow to see if we had a flat tire, and they looked ok to us. 

Drummer appeared and we took off.  We drove a couple of miles to the grocery store on the way home to grab a loaf of GF bread so Dollie could have a sandwich, because I just couldn’t even think about dinner.  I dropped her off with $5 and a mission and I proceeded to drive around to get ready to snag her when she emerged.

A kind woman trudging her very full cart through the 2+ inches of parking lot snow drifts stopped and informed me “that my tire was just about flat.”  Oh man!!!  We pulled over and I checked and sure enough she was right.  What did I think – she would lie to me? 

I wasn’t at all sure what to do.  Hubs is out of town this week.  Really out of town – like across the country.  So I made my first call – to our fabuloso mechanic!!  Voicemail.  Bummer.  My second call – to Hubs, across the country…what did I think he could do?  I was hoping for an idea of what to do…any idea would do….
flat tire 2m

He told me to drive home…slowly.  We both knew it would ruin the tire, but honestly, didn’t care.  I just wanted to get home. 
flat tire tow wm

Meanwhile, he called the fabuloso mechanic, and reached him.  In true fashion for Dan, he took care of everything…called the tow truck, will change to the spare in the morning and get a new tire by afternoon tomorrow.  We won’t have a vehicle in the morning…kids are bummed – they can’t get to school….oh well.

How was your Thursday?

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Buckeroomama said...

Glad the mechanic sorted everything out. :)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Oh, wow...I woulda totally freaked out! So glad that everything worked out.

Lolli @ Better in Bulk said...

Oh man! I'm glad you made it home safely! My tire pressure light is on whenever the weather is cold, so I wouldn't have even thought twice. :)