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O, Crazy Days

Posted on October 5, 2012 by under Babies.    

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I managed to make it to work on Monday with my tires looking like this. I say tires because all four tires were low. They weren’t all as bad as this one, but none of them had the right amount of pressure. Isaac used his digital tire gauge and got 6, 13, 17, and 24 or something like that. He said he would guess that the proper pressure for my tires should have been 32 psi. He told me that I couldn’t even drive it to get air because it wouldn’t be safe to do so with all four tires being low and one being almost completely flat. I listen to Isaac because his dad is an authority when it comes to cars and so he is an authority by association. Anyway, he asked around to see if anyone had an air pump but no one did. I told him not to worry as the car shop that we take our cars to, which also happens to be where I bought my tires, is just a couple of blocks over. I told him that I would call them instead and see if they can put enough air in my tires for me to drive the car over to the shop.

Isaac was like, “Could you not tell that there was something wrong?” I admitted that I did notice the car was pulling to the left when I was driving on Kellogg this morning, but I thought it was just really windy. I promptly got made fun of. In my defense, I get to work before 7 AM and it’s still really dark. When I hopped out of the car, I got my bags and went inside. I didn’t look at the tires. I would have noticed it for sure when I walked back to the car at the end of the day, but I was glad that someone told me before hand so I could call the shop right away.

Tracy’s Automotive was really awesome. When Brian got done with his training, I told him what happened. Tracy’s was going to send someone to our parking lot to put air in my tires but Brian said that, since he was done with training early, he would just drive over there and find out what the plan was. He ended up bringing Doug from Tracy’s over in his truck. Doug put air in my two front tires (not the back ones) so I could safely drive my car to the shop where they inspected all four tires and found no holes. The only conclusion they came to was that someone was messing with my valve stems, which is not really a comforting thought, but I’m glad that my tires are fine and I didn’t have to buy new ones. Tires are expensive.

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The folks at Tracy’s were really nice. I talked to Frank and Rob so I want to thank them also. Doug did the work so I owe a debt of gratitude to him. They checked my tires, filled them with Nitrogen (that’s the kind of air that it had), and even rotated them at no charge. Then again, the free air and free tire rotation came with buying the tires from them so those would have been free anyway, but I’m really grateful that they were able to send someone to my work parking lot to put air in my tires. Thank you to Tracy’s Automotive for coming to my rescue.

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I posted this next picture because I want to end this blog on a positive note. I finally met Maryland’s new baby Maela and even got to hold her for a while. She is super tiny and super cute! And super sweet. She didn’t cry at all when I was holding her. Congratulations to the Fergusons on the newest addition to their growing family!

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    Ching  on October 5, 2012

    Thank you so much to my coworker Isaac for checking my tires out and also for trying to ask around for an air pump. I’m glad I have knowledgeable and nice coworkers. 🙂

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    Ching  on October 5, 2012

    BTW, there’s only 25 days left until my 35th birthday. If anyone is still trying to figure out what to get me, a digital tire pressure gauge would come in really handy. Specially since I don’t have a fancy car like Darcy’s that will tell me when my tires are low on air. =P

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