Are you ready??
What do you get when you cross a very deep pothole (not your average pothole) and a close to the ground fun to drive Mazda 3????
Figure it out yet??? NEW TIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
About 40 minutes into my trip to Georgia yesterday, I hit one such pothole, in one such car. Chunks outta both front tires. I had two police officers out there trying to help me change a tire (we didn't know there was a chunk out of the other tire yet). Couldn't do it between the three of us (wheel might have been bent) so one of the very very very nice Kentucky Police officers took me down to a truck stop (daughter of truckers, its where I feel comfortable) where I made calls to my Roadside Assistance program. Waited for the tow truck to come get me and return to my car---and then go to the tire store. Oh-- and did I mention that I had two children with me? TPJ and Starbuck were in fine form. Really. They were terrific.
So, five hours later, we made it back on the road. With four new tires and a precisely aligned front end. Nice. Made mountain driving fun.
Got in about 11.30. Starbuck decided to wake up completely. I put her in bed with me (something I hardly EVER do) and got the treat of her wiggling all around the bed all night. Little stinker. TPJ, of course, slept like the dead. Siiiiigh.
But I'm home. And the weather is nice. And the cats are huddled by the back door, looking for food. Couldn't ask for much more---except maybe sleep. :)