Crazy winds & flat tires

I'm supposed to be at home blogging from my computer but I'm not.
I went outside to drive over to K/H's new house. I remembered to check my oil. And as I backed out I realized I had a flat tire. I've seen enough tires changed so I decided to give it a go myself. I gathered the tire iron, spare and a jack. I jumped on the tire iron and was able to get the ....those....off. Lug nuts? I don't know what they are called. They came off. I jacked the car up, put the spare on. Started lowering the car down and realized the spare was flat. Eh. Called AAA. They came to put air in the spare. Went to Firestone...and they are closed Sundays.  As is Midas and Walts auto World. 
Went to Wal-Mart. I know, I know. But I didn't really have any other options. Oh. I almost forgot: throughout the entire day numerous people kept asking me if I was ok...I guess there were tornados in the Chicago area. Ok, fast forward to wal-mart. The store shut down due to a tornado touching down not too far away. They corralled everyone to the shoe department and let us hang out for 10-15 minutes. Eventually the storm passed and I got my car but there are supposed to be high winds the rest of the night, there are trees down all over and semi trucks are flipped on their sides on the toll road. So I'm hanging out another night and will try to make my way home in the daylight tomorrow. 

1 comment:

Emily/Randomability said...

Glad you are okay and nothing serious happened!