Friday, April 24, 2009
Lookee what Lizzie did!
You guessed it, I blew out a tire. I was doing inspections in the work truck and ran over an unstuck traffic directing reflector tape thingy. At least, that's what I think happened, and I'm pretty sure. That hole is about an inch and a half long. It was quite impressive.
Thankfully, I the spare was in good shape. I finally figured out how to get the jack and spare out of their hiding places and my co-worker Dave showed up. That was a good thing because my feats of strength were not enough to loosen the lug nuts. Then a neighbor offered to use his hydraulic jack and air compressor gun to do the rest. That was very nice of him, so we took him up on the offer.
This is the first time I've been faced with a non-functioning tire. I was surprisingly relaxed about the whole thing, even about the change in expected schedule. And if you know me, even a little, you know that this is notable. :)