It was a great weekend! Well, the blow out on the way down wasn't so fun...
But before I tell that long story - here is one of the pages I did this weekend - using Rocker Chick
Real 'music playing' guitar sculpture in Seattle - from our trip there in '09
Stop reading if you just came for punch stuff
If you want to hear my tale of the tire, read on...
Picture little old fat gray haired me on the shoulder of the Interstate, semis whooshing by at 70 mph, unloading all my scrapping equipment onto the side of the road so I could get to my spare tire.
Picture me huddled as close to the car as possible, loosening lug nuts and jacking up the car.
Picture me so proud of myself as I think I have got this thing conquered!
Picture me with black hands and black knees as I struggle and struggle and cuss and stomp because the tire WILL NOT COME OFF.
Call hubby - out of town - doesn't answer phone.
Call hubby's best friend - doesn't answer phone.
Call a roadside assistance number for hometown (even though I am way down the road) and ask what I could possibly be doing wrong. She says to kick the tire - top bottom and both sides. NO PROBLEM - I am plenty frustrated and can kick the dickens out of that tire. She says "not too hard or the car will come off the jack". I say "uh oh, I am in trouble".
Kicking does no good - traffic still whizzing by - I'm getting hotter and dirtier with each passing minute - approximately 45 minutes out there so far....
Picture me about to cry but pulling it together as I pull out the phone book I keep in the trunk and look for a wrecker service to come save me.
As I am dialing, my knight in a shiny white pick-up pulls over and I'm saved.
HE can't get the tire off either.
Fortunately in Texas, knights have tools so he pulls a long pole (not a lance) out of the bed of his truck and uses leverage to "unstick" my tire - puts on the spare and gives me directions to the tire repair in town. This knight even helps me reload the car and gives me a bottle of water to pour over my grimy hands.
A LONG wait at the tire shop and I am back in business - 3 hours later than I wanted to arrive but there - safe and sound.
Sending hugs to all those husbands, brothers, dads, boyfriends, and car smart women who have ever stopped to help a stranded old lady! Please know that she really really really appreciates the help!