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07 October 2009 @ 10:49 am
Coyote Loves Me, but screws my tires.  
Glad I still roll down the windows to and from work; last night, there was a TAP TAP TAP noise that picked up in rhythm as I picked up speed. Brain quickly assessed that there was Something Stuck To Or In The Left Front Tire.

This morning, I took a walk around the block, and, amazingly, remembered to actually LOOK at said tire. Sure enough, there's a big, fat ol' Philips head embedded in the tread, and it's lookin' mighty low.

AAA's been here and gone, the donut is on the car, and I'm about to toodle down to Goodyear to get the real tire fixed.

And I had PRODUCTIVE things planned for today. =P

Addendum: Well, that was fast and (relatively) painless. The tires were six years old, and the guy at Goodyear said that they weren't supposed to patch tires more than five years old -- though he said it in a way that implied that they'd do it if they really had to. However, the tires were six years old, and due to be replaced anyway, so the Grape is now riding on happy new tires.

And now -- onto Productive Things!

I feel: satisfiedsatisfied
Araquan Skytracer: World of Motionaraquan on October 7th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
I know the feeling.

Edited at 2009-10-07 07:19 pm (UTC)
Tombfyretombfyre on October 8th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Well at least you got it fixed up, and didn't have to pay for a new tire. Hooray for Productive Things!

And I should have slapped this on your more recent post, but I just thought of it. :3 Check this place out:

Its a big job portal for all sorts of environmental sciences jobs and the like up here in Canada. Seems there's quite a listing right now too.