Wednesday, November 4, 2009

If It Ain't One Thing...

It's another!

Tuesday night is scout night, so the girls and I headed out to our favorite shopping destination, TARGET!!!

A little over half way Sarah says "do you smell burning rubber?" I did, and looked around to see if there was another car nearby. No luck. I thought, "lets ignore it and see if it goes away". No such luck.

Hannah and I start to debate where to pull off. Of course we do, that is how we roll. I won!

We get out and start to laugh. The back right tire is FLAT!! How are we going to do this?! Sarah starts pulling stuff out of the trunk to get to the spare and tools. She is so not me! I take the jack and after several attempts actually get the car off the ground. GO ME!!

The next step requires the owners manual and it is getting dark. GRRREAT! Hannah has this teeny tiny flashlight on her key chain; lets call it a mouselight.

Never the less we figured out, with the help of tiny flashlight, that the center cap needs to come off. Sarah has a Swiss Army knife, of course she does, she is so not me. It isn't coming off, so I go back to the manual and discover that there is a little wire tool that helps you pull it off. GRREAT, it is dark now and we have to find this dang wire. We did and we got the cap off. GO US!!!

Now, to get the tire off. (note, set the parking brake so the tire doesn't spin and your oldest daughter is trying with all her might to prevent said spinning while other daughter is trying to loosening nuts while mom is laughing her head off)

About this time a knight in shining armor on a white steed comes to our rescue . Ok, he was actually in a yellow DOT truck and had on blue jeans, but he was a sight for sore eyes. He tells us to set the parking brake. hehe! And proceeds to finish changing our tire, the hero. We find out he is from our county, so we chatted him up while he worked. Poor man! He was so kind and gave us excellent tips on changing tires as we nodded like good students.

We finally were on our way again thanks to our good Samaritan. We shopped and had a nice dinner thanking God for protection and our friendly DOT guy.

Then you will go on your way in safety,
and your foot will not stumble Proverbs 3:23

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