It has been almost a year since I have posted on this blog. Nope...I'm not that busy. I wish I could come up with some really great reason. Let's just chalk it up to apathy.
I have honestly been meaning to post for quite awhile now. You know...new pics of the kids and whatnot. Apathy strikes again.
So yesterday, I was driving down the freeway when my tire EXPLODED!!! Okay...it didn't explode, but it felt like it. Seriously. So the tread came off the tire completely. I pulled off to the side of the freeway and climbed over to passenger side so I could exit safely and look at the tire. I was elated to find out that the tire was not flat. It wasn't "driveable" as it was missing the tread but I could make it slowly along the side to the next exit to change my tire in a safer location. Woo! I have never been so relieved....here are the things that had been going through my head prior to that...
*It's not safe to leave the kids in the car on the side of the freeway
*It's not safe to have the kids out of the car on the side of the freeway
*Why didn't I pay for the roadside assistance
*I don't need roadside assistance
*Awww man it's hot outside.
*Maybe I can get my hubby to come and change it for me.
*I want a new car.
But alas...I knew that I could and would change the tire.
So I got down(on the hot pavement no less) to get the spare from under the back of the car. As I'm pulling the tire out an older gentleman comes around the back of car (and scares the poo out of me...I seriously jumped like a foot in the air) and offers to change the tire for me. I told him that I could do it but he INSISTED. Soo cute. His wife and I stood back and watched him do the whole thing...we offered several times to help but he would not allow it. This was his chivalrous act for the day after all. So we stood there...and stood there. It took him a little while but he finished and then told his wife that he thought he deserved an Eegee...I agreed. Regardless of how long it took him or the fact that I could have done it I am so thankful that he was put in that spot at that time to help me. He made my day. So to all of you who see another person in need of assistance....or not in need ;) stop and help...it only takes a minute of your time and you might get an "eegee" out of it.