What a day! What a day! I knew I was picking up Al to take him out to lunch. It got time to leave and I went outside and before I even got close to the car, I saw it. A too low of tire. Oh no!
I don’t really know how to change a tire and even if I did, my diabetic fingers would probably not let me take the lug nuts off with the tool. I got a hold of my son to see if he could come fix it. I guess I was playing games with myself. Hoping I could make this in to a quickie job and still be out to get Al
My son didn’t answer, and then it was like a V-8 moment,OnSar! Yes, so I hurried and checked my policy for what coverage I had and sure enough, there it was flat tires. I had to get in my cold car and talk to them on my car phone. I froze but I started to adjust quickly, but my feet never do. My diabetic feet can not handle even chilly weather or I get terrible prickly pains along with burning.
I called them and they responded immediately, but with it being Sunday the only ones that would or could come were almost an hour a way. Well shucks, I had no choice but to accept this and I thanked God I was not along some highway having to wait for an hour. This hour turned into an hour and a half as the instructions were given as East of Warsaw, instead of West.
While I waited inside my warm house for the tire man to come I called the nurse and said that I would be in later. I explained what happened and asked her to give the message to Al that I was sorry I could not take him to lunch today, but I would be out to visit as soon as I could.
Finally the gentleman showed up. He was very nice and good-looking too. Darn, it I heard him mention his wife. Why are all the good ones taken? LOL He found a tiny nail stuck in the tire and put the spare on. Unfortunately the spare was a doughnut tire and had already been driven.
When he completed his task and was on his way I had to call back the nurse and say I could not come at all today. I didn’t want to put the extra miles on that little tire. I have always heard they have about fifty miles on them. So if I would have gone to see him and came home I still had the trip of getting to the tire shop tomorrow. Plus in about an hour the ice is supposed to start hammering down.
The nurse understood and said she would tell Al. I felt so much guilt in disappointing him. This is when I kick myself in the butt. I shouldn’t feel guilty. I did nothing to make this happen, but yet I knew he would be disappointed. I promised the nurse that unless I died, I would be out sometime tomorrow.
So now it is after 2 and I am hungry. Going to fix myself some lunch and take off my good clothes and slip into a nice warm house robe. May as well enjoy today because tomorrow is another day filled with who knows what.
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