Friday, August 07, 2009

Driving adventures

I should have edited photos for you today but things got away from me. I had a regular follow-up appointment with my surgeon late this morning in Oakville and did a little shopping afterward. I bought this pair of cute shoes for only $11 at StyleSense. I like them not just because they're cute, but because they have a little bit of arch support. I've found that I can wear completely flat shoes for a short period of time but that shoes with some arch support are more comfortable.

Sadly, that pair of shoes was all I bought. There were lots and lots and lots of beautiful shoes there... Sigh. I almost missed working, for a minute, because that would have been a place that I could wear shoes like that. I know that even if I were to return to work I wouldn't wear anything but flat shoes or shoes with a short and sturdy heel... but I can dream about wearing awesome shoes.

As I was turning onto our street on my drive home, I noticed that the front passenger tire felt sort of funny... sort of soft, I guess, and sort of rumbly. So I slowed down more than normal to make the second turn into the driveway in case there really was something wrong with the tire. If I hadn't been that close to home I would have pulled over to the side of the road but I was very close to home.

As you might have guessed, the tire was flat. I'm not exactly sure what happened but at least I wasn't driving on the flat for long or at any high speed. After the tire was changed I noticed something that looked like a puncture; if I'm right, that'll be the cause of the flat, even if I don't know the exact moment it happened.

Notice I said, "after the tire was changed?" That's because I wasn't the one who changed the tire. We have 24hr roadside assistance and I called them to do it. Lame, I know. But I've never changed a tire before and I didn't know how to do it - not to mention that I'm the clumsiest person I know and could easily hurt myself changing a tire on my own. So I called the professional - which was free for me, anyways, so why not?

I'm not quite sure what we'll have to do next. Obviously we'll need to get the tire patched or replaced so that we can drive on the highway as the spare can't be driven there. We've never had this happen before so dealing with it is all new to us. I guess we'll call the service people and see if they can help us tomorrow so that we have the car in good shape for the whole weekend.

1 comment:

Robin said...

I don't change tires either, I pay CAA a yearly fee for that privilege :) Any tire shop can repair/replace the tire easily enough, usually even while you wait :)