Monday, November 19, 2007

Darkness........Rain........

It's winter......

It's raining......

It's dark.......

Took a back road to avoid the rush hour....

So - perfect conditions for a flat tyre......!

I jacked up the car no worries, got the flat tyre off in a trice.........but putting the spare on proved a total nightmare. It was so heavy that, with bad elbows and a dodgy knee, I couldn't get it onto the wheelnuts. I struggled in the dark and the rain for half an hour to try and get the wheel on.

By this time I was exhausted and soaked, filthy and weeping loudly out of sheer frustration.

I finally just threw caution to the wind and lifted the wheel and managed to put it on the wheelnuts using my back, which has now 'gone'.

I got home, oily, wet and exhausted, and said 'I want a hug' to MB. When I tried to tell him what a nightmare it had been (and therefore how wonderfully I had coped on my own - d'uh!) his response was 'Why didn't you phone the breakdown people?'
'For a flat tyre????????' I was horrified at the thought of calling out the breakdown people for something as simple as a flat tyre.....

'Anyway,' I added. 'I don't have a mobile phone any more.....'

cq

7 comments:

Dawn said...

Ugh, that really sucks. It's been "one of those days" here too, with Jeff threatening to quit his job.

*Sighs*

Lets hope the sun is shining tomorrow.

{{{hugs}}}

CyberKitten said...

Useful things... mobiles..... [grin]

Terry said...

Dear Caraziequeen,.
I wouldn't know the first thing about changing a flat tire!
Another thing, I wouldn't even know how to jack the car up either..
Too bad no good Samaritan stopped to help you!........Terry

Omykiss said...

Well done! I had a puncture too the other day. Luckily i was at home .. and not so luckily my daughter's boyfriend stepped in, all gallant, to change it for me. All good till now ... only problem was he put the bolts back on the wrong way around!!!! Result - on my way to work the next day the most weird rattling sounds eminated from somewhere. Quick trip to the machanic later ... all was revealed. What a twat!!!!

gautami tripathy said...

Are you getting another mobile phone?

As they say, all is well that ends well!

Michele sent me here to give you warm hug!

{{{hugs}}}

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, you are a Miracle Worker....I could no more do that, dear CQ, that try to lift my house up and move it!
Congratulations to you, my dear...and a big BRAVA!
Hope your back and other body parts recover quickly.

Carmi said...

In my ideal world, tyres aren't inflated at all: they're solid rubber. And they never wear out.

I'm so sorry this happened to you: precisely what you didn't need!