Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday, Monday

I should have stayed in bed today. I woke up feeling kind of icky. I had a headache. My stomach was feeling queasy. And I just felt kind of tired. In other words - I was not ready to face the day. However, I dragged myself out of bed and made myself some tea. I slowly snapped out of it and went on with my day.

I dropped Aidan off at daycare, and got Maddie on the bus. Then I was on my way to Catskill. I should have known something was wrong when the air pressure light came on in my car. I didn't pay much mind to it though because it always pops on for the slightest reason. I drove down the Thruway and got off at the Coxsackie exit. I went through the toll booth and then I heard it. You know. That horrible sound that happens when your tire is flat? Yeah. That sound.

Luckily there was a gas station about 100 feet outside the tollbooth. I pulled into the parking lot and checked out my tires. Sure enough, my front passenger side was flat as a pancake. I sighed. I thought about throwing a temper tantrum crying - but decided that I could handle this.

I thought about acting like this.
But- I didn't. 
I called AAA. They told me it would take 30 minutes. The nice AAA man arrived in less than 15 minutes. Things were looking up already!

He changed my tire. The downside was that I would be driving on a donut. I cancelled my two meetings since I didn't want to drive farther than I needed on a flimsy donut. Plus, it was raining. I drove straight to the tire place in East Greenbush where I had purchased my tires. Thank goodness for Road Hazard insurance. (My new tire would be free.) I drove slowly on 9W and made it there safely.

Of course, the tire that I needed was not in stock. Figures. But - the tire place put a used tire on my car so I wouldn't  have to drive on the donut. How nice! Right? I thought so. I will go back tomorrow to get the new tire.

Meanwhile, my whole day was screwed up. Oh well. Tomorrow is a new day. And at least it won't be Monday!

1 comment:

Tami mommy of nine said...

You know you had a crap day, BUT you did try to find the positive in it!