My new low rider! Feelin’ gansta up the mountains ⛰ .
This morning I was driving up the mountains to bring a friend who is visiting from the US to another friend’s house and something felt off with the car.
I thought it may have been a puncture.
I guided the car as smoothly as I could off the road and into the perfectly positioned entrance to a forestry. Then I hopped out to check the tyres and saw there was a wheel off!
WHAT!!! A car wheel! Off! That never even happened to me on a bike.
This was one way to start the day.
I had just enough phone signal to get through to my friend.
After we connected I lost all signal and couldn’t make any more connections by cell. I was trying to get in touch with my insurer and sort out breakdown assistance.
Where I pulled into meant I caused no danger or obstruction on the road in an otherwise remote location.
I feel thankful the kids were not in the car.
My friend found us and gave us a ride back to my place.
We’re running one car at the minute so we were on a tight schedule. I had to get back my house to drop the car off (yeah, the one missing a wheel!) so my wife could do the school run and go to work. I work from home most of the time.
It turned out that we we’re able sort alternatives and to get it all lined up neatly. My son even said “we’re not even going to be late for school”. My friends had a lot of other meetings scheduled and a lot of other folks depending on them being on time. We got the turn around completed. It didn’t even blow out the days schedule. In fact, everything is still in place.
So, that’s how today kicked off.
Nothing crazy happened and it’s all easy enough to manage.
For something that you don’t want to happen at all it turned out pretty, prettaay, prettaaaay good!
I am feeling strangely calm and very grateful.
And in the spirit of goodwill to all men and women: I hope all is well with you all today. #gratitude #cars #curbyourenthusiasm #larrydavid #breakdown #roadside #wheels #perspective #thingscouldbeworse