Thursday, September 17, 2009

AUGUST 22nd: Raise Your Hand If...

Aug 21 and 22 003, originally uploaded by Kikigill.

You are a worse driver than me? No hands...point taken. I am a horrible driver. I get distracted and have slow reflexes. I am uncoordinated and my neck gets instantly tense in the driver's seat. All these facts conspire to make me one of the worst drivers around. I will admit that.

What you see here is pudding proof of this fact. I drove up on an embankment which resulted in me taking a big, old rock to the passenger side wheel. You can't really see it in this picture, but the rim is destroyed, the tire is ripped in several places. I put it up on "blocks" for several weeks while I researched and gathered all the necessary pieces to get the car fixed. I found a great rim on ebay for half price. Acquired tires from at a steal. I was pretty smugly proud of myself.

When I finally went to drive the car, on it's ridiculously unsteady donut to the car fix-it guys, it hosted a revolt. Loud squeals and grinding noises heaved from under my feet, followed by the loud pop of the driver's side tire being ripped open by broken undercarriage pieces. Had it towed in. Had it inspected. Called insurance. All in all, one little rock, over $3000 in damage!!!!!!


MonkeyMind said...

Who found the tires and rim? ;)

Amelia's moms said...

Ugh, you poor thing!