Car troubles....

>> Sunday, June 18, 2006

Saturday night, I had finished up my work here at News 14 Carolina for the night, and I was beginning the roughly 30-minute drive home. About 10 minutes into the drive, I feel something is wrong with the car. I can immediately tell what it is....a flat left front tire. Thankfully, I was at a good place where I could stop quickly, and there were some street lights that allowed me to see what was going on. This thing was flat....not going flat...not kinda flat....we are talking flopping flat.

So, there I was. A situation almost all of us have been in at one time or another. I am sure it was a rather amusing sight to see me trying my best to change the tire without completely messing up the clothes I was wearing. Well, got the spare tire on, and wouldn't you know it, it is extremely low on air. I guage that there is enough air in there that I can safely and slowly drive home, and then the car could sit there until I could fix the problem Monday (my off day). That's the end of that part of the story.

My plan for driving into work today was to drive in the family vehicle (minivan). Well, we got back home from church and lunch, and I got out and left it running. My plan was to go inside, grab my stuff for work, and then leave. Well, when I get back out of the house, the van is no longer running. I get in, try to won't start. Here is the deal with that...

Our driveway goes rather steeply downhill. The gas intake is located in the rear of the gas tank, so even though we had 4 or 5 gallons of gas, the incline was enough to make the gas run away from the intake. So, there the van sits.

So, I hop back over in the car, drive to a gas station to fill the spare up with air, then make the drive in to work. So, tomorrow will be spent fixing the tire problem for the car as well as getting enough gas in the van to get it going again. Not a big disaster by any means, but I thought I would share the story with you.

At any rate, I hope everyone had a great Father's Day. I will make a post from time to time tomorrow or Tuesday, then I will be back in my normal Wednesday routine with full blog posts resuming then. Have a great Monday, and God bless...


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