Friday, August 20, 2010

I Have Four New Tires!!!

My car is almost 10 years old.  I have 88,000 miles on it.  It is still in pretty good..to very good shape...except the head liner is coming down, and there are a couple of small dings here and there.  I have only had one set of new tires put on at somewhere around 40,000 miles.
So I was way past due for a new set of tires...the old tires made my car shimmy and shake like Beyonce...."I'm a single lady, I'm a single lady..."
Okay...anyway.....so yesterday afternoon when I got in the car to leave work, I thought hmmm what is that smell?  Smells like new tires....I quickly dismissed it.
But this morning when I cranked the car up and the "low tire pressure" alarm came on again...I sighed and turned in at the Exxon station.
Me: Trent when are my new tires going to be in?
Trent:  I put them on yesterday.  Couldn't you tell how much better your car rode? (They forgot to reset the low pressure alarm)
Well, as a matter of fact, blah blah blah blah.
Long story short, sweet David ordered and paid half of what was owed on them.  I wrote the check out for the rest and was on my merry way.
And....I was so excited.  I don't know when I have been so excited.  I wasn't this excited when David brought me that bracelet back from a hunting trip to Colorado...
At work I told everybody "Ive got new tires, I've got new tires, la la la la"
And then a light bulb went off in my head.......you know you are getting old when you get really excited about new tires. More than jewelry.  More than a movie and dinner.  More than that new blush you ordered from your Mary Kay representative.  And (are you ready?) more than that stuff you bought at the auction.
NOT!!!!
But still you get the picture.  I was excited.  And I'm old...well my body is old...my heart is still young...except for the tire thing...my heart is still young.

10 comments:

Vintage Christine said...

Oh the joy we experience when our husbands do stuff like that. Even though we KNOW we're really married when we get so excited ...so what?! I totally understand and loved this post!!!!!

DollZandThingZ said...

LOL! I love your stories. You should write a book.

And I am the same with practical stuff....

Hey, we are not getting older...we are getting better!

Oklahoma Granny said...

I used to get things like a new battery or new tires for my birthday. At least I got something!

DUTA said...

Enjoy your new tyres!
There's nothing wrong with becoming more practical in life.

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

I don't think I would notice if I was driving around on the bare metal, lol!
Lynne

Grayquill said...

It is okay to be happy about tires and jewlery. One does not exclude the other. As for getting old. Yip today you are older than you were yesterday. Let the words bless your soul. Hee hee.

April said...

Whoa! When I first looked at the photo, I thought, "Wow, what Gorgeous Fabric!" Why doesn't someone invent tire pattern fabric? Nothing better than new tires... I bet you are feeling the Power! New tires make me think of Fred McMurray bouncing around on his Flubber tires! See- I'm OLD Too!!!

Jack Chapman said...

Wow, you were definitely able to save some money for your new tires. That was lucky! It’s a good thing that you decided to change them right away when you felt like something was wrong. It’s not always practical to keep fixing wheels as the rubber tends to weaken after multiple repairs and vulcanizing. Besides, new tires ride best on the road than repaired ones.

Michelina Douglass said...

You’re quite a funny person! But who wouldn’t be excited to get new tires, especially if it’s way past time to get them? Haha! Kidding aside, I suggest that you check your tires regularly to make sure that their grip is still strong and they’re still properly aligned. This is, of course, to ensure your safety on the road. Hope you don’t wait for them to get so worn out before you replace them again.

Rita said...

Wow, your car is well taken care of considering its mileage. Tires are truly essential for cars because they are the “shoes” of the vehicle. Having them replaced when needed is advisable to ensure safety on the road. Good thing Trent and the other guys only forgot to reset the pressure alarm and didn't install the old tire by accident.

Rita McCall