Saturday, July 12, 2008

Flattened

We were supposed to go blueberry picking this morning but when I woke up to thunder and lightening at 3:30, I decided that even if it was raining when it was time to leave, I probably wouldn't go. I needed to go to the farmer's market anyway, which was also something that I didn't want to do in the rain, but at least it wouldn't be a muddy mess. When I got up, it was raining and I had a message from Looseyfur telling me that the outing was cancelled. I decided to go with my parents and the kids to breakfast for the Marine Corp Toys for Tots ride that my dad was going in and then see if the rain slacked off enough to hit the farmer's market. The kids rode with my mom and I took my van since I was going elsewhere after. I backed out of the drive and the van felt kind of wobbly. It used to do that when we had mud by the drive and it would get all over my tires. I pulled across the street, thinking it would shake loose and I could be on my merry way. Once I got in the parking lot, I stopped to check because it hadn't shaken loose.

When I checked, I found that the rear passenger tire was completely flat :( I parked the van called my mom and we all went to breakfast. I called RF and told him about it and asked him to deal with it on his break. That meant no farmer's market, sadly :( Rf came home and got the van to the tire store (which I actually forgot about being there until after I had already called him to deal with it), where they patched it, because I had driven over a nail, and it was fine.

As it turned out, I'm glad the berry picking was cancelled because I either would have missed it or I would have found out about the tire part way out there.

It has been rescheduled for next weekend, when the kids will be gone. I may still go, but I'll need to find a ride. No point in me driving out by myself, when a bunch of people from the playgroup are going.

5 comments:

Quigs78 said...

I had a nail in my tire, too, that we found on the 4th on the way to your house...

I wonder if we were in the same place, or if random nails are really that common around these here parts...

Rayne of Terror said...

We did go bb picking and it wasn't muddy, but it was HOT! I'm eating some right now.

The Fearless Freak said...

The guy at the tire place said that the number of patches has gone up quite a bit this summer. He said it usually does in the summer because of construction around town but that since they started construction downtown, it has gone way up.

Looseyfur said...

Hey girl, I'm happy to take you out to the farm next Saturday, if you don't mind riding with my crew.

Looseyfur said...

But it does make me wonder... where are the kids going next weekend? And what will you do with yourself? :-)