Sunday, August 29, 2010

Driver's Ed and the Flat Tire

So today was hour 3 of the Driver's Ed Behind the Wheel. We did great until the the last five minutes. While rounding a cul de sac, Alex mistook the accelarator for the brake. OOPS! Thankfully it was only a slight surge, but we still managed to pop the curve and land in someone's front yard. Thank goodness for God, Mom and the emergency brake. No foliage, fences or small animals were harmed. The only casualty was the left front tire and it needed replacing anyway.

Wish I could say that was the worst part. NOT, we had to change the tire. Dad arrived and we tried, with the help of neighbors,to no avail  to remove the tire. We finally came home,  just down the street, retreived a HAMMER and WD 40. After many squirts and even more pounding with hammer we finally removed the lug nuts!  PLEASE!

On went the skinny tire - FLAT! Off to the Wal-store. New tire. Back to the car. Remove spare. New tire. Finally home. Time elapsed - 2 hours. WHEW!

Can hardly wait for hour 4 of  Behind the Wheel!

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