Let’s start with the fact that the lying like dogs weather people promised drier weather today and it has POURED pretty much every minute. And then lets toss in that I had the afternoon off for an assortment of things including a run to Bellevue. And then lets add in that Glen did actually warn me that my tire was running low. And then you have to throw in that I ignored him. And then that brings me to the big ole boring blowout on 405 and the even worse part of the “I told you so’s” from a gloating husband. I wish it was an April Fools joke but the only fool on this April day was yours very truly.
Thank goodness for wonderful AAA. I would never not renew our AAA membership. Mostly you don’t need them, but when you do, they are priceless. I called Glen (okay 30 times at least) and got no response so finally gave in and called AAA. What a smart move. Who needs a husband really when you have AAA? The lady on the phone was so nice and the guy they sent got there in 30 minutes flat. And he fixed my flat in 15 minutes start to finish. Just enough time to get soaked to the bone.
Once retired, I set my sights on the new Les Schwab that just opened in Mukilteo. Now you know from my last flat tire last summer in Eastern Washington that we are big Les Schwab fans and this new store lived up to all the reasons why. They came out and greeted me, tried to fix the tire, broke it to me gently that it couldn’t be fixed and I needed a new one (I kind of figured that) and gave us a very healthy discount because we bought the old tire at another Les Schwab. They even rotated my tires which, after the morning I had, I really needed. : ) And they were cute and nice.
So it was a frustrating, unexpected, part of my day that really wasn’t all that bad. But, none-the-less, I’ve got a glass of wine poured and I asked Glen to leave the bottle close by. Here’s a tip of the glass to life and the unexpected!