Sunday, May 14, 2006

Extra Time in Walnut Creek

As you can see, we won't be back in SLO tonight like we planned. Seven o'clock on a Sunday, no tire places are open.

While driving around Santa Cruz, we noticed the car bouncing a bit more than usual. We checked out the car in a parking lot and Forrest spotted a flat spot on the passenger side rear tire. Figured I'd have to replace it or something when we got home.

But then, just after we'd set out for home, the car started making a nasty rattling sound and we pulled over to the side of the freeway to look at it. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary, so we proceeded cautiously to the next exit and parked in some parking lot to further inspect it. Lo and behold, that same flat tire was now missing a chunk out of it.

So I'll be replacing the tire a bit sooner than planned, and I'll be missing an extra day of school. Grrr...

Update, 5/24: Flickr photos — torn tire, birds-eye view, spare

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