When I got home I could here air leaking out of a tire so John put air in it and it seemed OK this morning. It wasn't totally flat by the time I got to work. One of the guys checked it for me and assured me I could get to the local tire shop with it. I got there to find they'd opened late and hadn't started the wood stove. It was just as cold inside as out. Which is just as well since they had to work on it outside. I was assured that it would only be about 10 minutes and I'd be on my way. Yeah, right. Did I mention that it was still snowing today and COLD? After several trips in and out to get a jack, an air hose and various tools it turned out I'd picked up a screw so he decided to fix it right on the car. This was about the 20 minute mark. He finally wrenched the screw out and then started to jam a large awl into the tire! I've never seen anyone fix a tire before. So, the tire is still on the car and he can't get the awl back out. Now he needs the power tool that takes the lug nuts off. He finds that, they came right off and then he stood up and started kicking the tire like a man possessed. I had no idea what had made him so suddenly angry but I was a bit concerned because we were the only ones there. He stopped kicking, now perfectly calm and went inside. He came back out with a sledgehammer! Uhoh. It made quite a racket as he banged away muttering about how bad the day was starting. He stopped banging and slid the tire right off. - I'm very glad I didn't have to try to change the tire myself on the side of the road! - So he was able to get the awl back out. Then he put the plug stuff on the awl but since he was holding the awl with one hand and balancing the tire with the other I had to put the glue on. After a total of 45 minutes I was back in my warm car and on my way home. Oh, the joys of country living.
OK, that wasn't so great. But after I got home and warmed up I checked my email and found that TK of Before My Time had left a comment on a post at Apple's Tree.
Woohoo, Apple! Your Ruby Camfield is the Featured Page this week on WeRelate's home page, how cool is that!That is very cool indeed and I am tickled pink! I might have missed it if TK hadn't pointed it out. WeRelate is a wiki for linking family trees. It also allows me to add pictures, biographical information and notes. I'm especially pleased that they picked my Aunt Ruby's page to feature as she was very special to all of her nieces and nephews.
Let's hope the good keeps outweighing the bad this week!