Well I walked around the front of the car and for some reason looked down at the front wheel on the passenger side. It was in the process of going flat. :-( Argghhh .... Tires Plus was already closed, so off came the wheel so I could put on the spare. It seemed to take forever to jack up the car. This was the second time I'd used the jack ... the first time was a few years ago in a parking ramp downtown.
The offender? A roofing nail. Off to get a tire patching kit ...
So out came the nail, and in went a plug.
It's pretty slick how it works. You just ream it out, push in this sticky thing with another tool and cut it off flush with the tread.
I pumped it up with my bike tire pump. THAT was a lot of work. It's NOTHING to pump up a bike tire. Pumping this thing must have taken 10 minutes just to get to 29 lbs. pressure. I must say I worked up a sweat.
Then I had to jack up the car again, take off the spare and put on the wheel. It was now getting on toward 9:00. So much for my walk. But at least I got the tire fixed.
BTW ... Happy May Day. I bought some flowers at Trader Joe's this morning. I love fresh flowers.
I'm thinking that maybe by June these daffodils will open ...
I ran outside this morning. This is my Facebook status when I returned: horizontally in the wind, wishing I'd worn warmer gloves, bemoaning the fact that I didn't wear a face mask, hoping there's still a sun above the clouds, when my theme song Fat Bottomed Girls plays on my iPod. Yeah, Living' the Good Life ... SOOOOO sick of the November-like weather.
This evening, those that had run Boston that could make it came over for dinner. It was a lot of fun recounting the marathon, travel woes, touristy things ... a very fun evening!
On the menu: chicken enchiladas, asparagus and pea risotto, walnut bread, Kristin's delicious salad, and angel food cake with strawberries (and cookies of course!).
Good night all ...