Monday, March 21, 2011

Car Trouble

Last week my tire pressure light went on. This was the 3rd time it has happened in a few months and I was getting really tired of it. On Saturday, I went to fill up my tires. However this time after I filled them up, the light stayed on. Which meant I had to go and have someone look at them.

As I was driving to the auto shop, one of my tires literally shredded to pieces. It just disintegrated. I was driving on the hubcap. It was so scary!! I was able to pull into a parking lot pretty fast thankfully, but the sight was terrible. I was close to home and my brother was able to put the spare tire on it. It took a while to get the tire off and by the time I was back on the road, the place was closed. I had to wait until the morning.

Bright and early I went there. I was there maybe 10 minutes after they opened. Luckily they weren't busy and my car went straight in. Unfortunately, I found out that I needed all 4 tires replaced and my alignment was all messed up. I also found out that in a few months I'll need new brakes too. Goody. Ugh I was so mad.

I had to pay a few hundred dollars and I was not anticipating having to spend so much money this weekend. My bank account is in shock right now I think. Plus, even though they took my car in right away, it still took over 2 hours to get everything fixed!! My whole morning was wasted.

Now thankfully I shouldn't have anymore problems with my tires and I won't have to worry about getting stuck in the middle of nowhere when I go to work. Still it always seems like when one thing breaks, everything else falls apart. Just annoying.

When I got home, my mom had made mashed potatoes of me. I literally ate the whole thing. Not in one sitting (which doesn't make it any better). But I ate them for lunch, snack and dinner. lol. Not the best idea when I'm trying to lose weight. However it totally helped my mood, so all in all worth it. I'll just have to be careful the rest of the week with what I eat.


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

getting caught up on my reading.....mashed potatoes can make you feel better can't they? kill me. Gnocchi's and now mashed potatoes. What no pizzelle's?

erin - heart in ireland said...

oh no! uugh car trouble is no fun! at least it was something easy!

and i loove mashed potatoes too!