Saturday, March 29, 2008

Only Me

My family spends a lot of time behind the wheel.

Most all my family members commute at least a half hour or more both ways every day. I don't drive much at all. Number one, I hate to drive and only do it when I have to. I have to force myself to do it some days. I don't do freeways. My family jokes about Mom's "radius". They know if it is out of my local comfort zone, they will have to come and transport me. But, they love me, and they do.

So, with all those miles racked up every week, guess who it was who went out this morning and managed to run over a SPARK PLUG? Stood in Wal Mart parking lot and listened to the air hiss out of the tire and it flatten right before my eyes. I had to call the great white hunter son #2 to come and get me. He changed the tire and took it to get it fixed. They laughed at him and the spark plug and I have a brand new tire.

NOT driving anymore today.........forget that we need fresh things like milk, we will just live without them until tomorrow!


Kim West said...

I hate to drive also - most of my guild friends know that and help me out when there are events that are outside of my comfort zone of driving.

Amelia said...

For years in driving to and from work I drove nearly 100 miles per day. Now that I am retired I don't want to drive - unless I just have to. I bet you had a sinking feeling when the tire went flat today. Good thing you were able to get ahold of dear son and he could rescue the damsel (Mother) in distress!

Amelia in Oklahoma

Carol Van Rooy said...

My parents would never let me drive with my siblings when I had my learner's permit. I think for this reason, I still hate to have passengers and rather prefer to be the passenger.

I hope you didn't have to wait long for the great hunter #2 to rescue you.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I wasn't allowed to drive alone until I could change my tire by myself, lol. I've stopped more than once to change female's tires (of all ages!), can't stand to wait for road assistance.

And WHY was the spark plug there? The guy probably changed his oil in the parking lot too! grrr

I do all our touring driving, but with 2 cars we each last 3 weeks on our respective tanks of gas.

Terry@quilt-nut said...

I hate driving too. I also had a "radius" that my family was aware of. When my mother got cancer a few years ago I was the one that had to transport her to and from her treatments and other appointments and there were many. My sister's worked and I didn't. This forced me to drive out of my comfort zone and am grateful for that today. I drive way farther out than I used to but I still do not like it. If others are willing to drive I let them. I understand the feeling. Terry

Katie said...

It's those expressways that I don't like. I never learned to drive on them when I learned to drive and don't like cars coming and going and all the lane changing. Also I don't like bridges. And don't like wet, snowy roads. Otherwise, driving isn't so bad. LOL Some women where I live in FL drive north all by themselves. Not me. Now I have a car that has gas and break peddles that move to the distance from the floor that I like. With the stearing wheel that does the same thing, I do much better. Love this car. Malabou Max
Also love my AAA. :)

Belvie said...

What rotten luck. Wouldn't you like to be able to personally thank that person who left the spark plug there!! :-)