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The Summer is over
You can feel the chill in the wind cutting into your skin.
But the fall is not here yet. I have not seen the first fall of a single leaf.

So the season is in limbo.
A sort of neither here, nor there feeling is in the air.

A wonderful and interesting time to be alive, isn't it?

Now, before you shake your head and disagree with me, think on this:
You have the resources and access to a computer, and you have the time and patience to read my blog, you are living a wonderful and interesting life. There is no denying that.

Happiness is a state of mind, nothing more, nothing less.

My car's passenger side front tire had an interesting encounter with the sharp points of a garden rake last Sunday.

It happened in the garage.

I found that throwing a couple of empty cardboard boxes around with the cheering of a hissing deflating tire is quite ... funny.

It took me about four hours to correct the situation.

When I say I corrected the situation, what I mean is that:
1. Threw the previously mentioned throwing boxes for half hour
2. Scratched my head and walked back and forth for about half hour
3. Finally decided to take off the tire and put on the spare, only to find that Key lock-nut extension will not fit on the socket wretch provided by the car company. Half hour to find another socket wretch to fit on that and got the tire off.
4. Put on the spare and wobbled to the nearest tire store. Then found that the tire is not repairable, and the store does not carry the type of the tire.
5. Wobbled to Costco where I purchased the tire, and have to buy a new tire to match the rest of them.

The cost is not that bad. Since I bought the new tires from them, there is a warranty coverage, so it is around $35 for the replacement instead of $125 from the other store which will have to special order it.

And I learned how to change a tire in my own garage.

Lessons learned:
1. Spank the kids for leaving the rake in the garage. It really does not matter they did it or not. They are the fall guys.
2. It is great to have two fall guys instead of facing my own stupidity.
3. I have muscles that I did not previously know I had that can be so sore that I cannot sit for three days.
4. I need some exercise.
5. I don't need exercise. I need a anti-gravity car that looks great in the "Star Wars".

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Re: Yay, you have a blog again!


Somehow my fingers got itchy yesterday.
But it is scratched now.
So... don't hold your breath on regular followups.


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