Thursday, July 27, 2006

Rhymes with TRUCK

And you know what that means.


This could have turned out quite badly.

Turns out it wasn't the U joint at all. It was a bad combination of disintegrated shocks and a tire separation.

OO that's a good one. Lemme do that again. Everybody, sing along!

A bad combination
of disintegrated shocks
and a tire separation!

The shiny new shock absorbers didn't quite fix it. That suspicious little bulge in the right rear tire seemed...suspicious. People, always be on guard for a suspicious bulge.

I got the truck limped over to the tire shop this morning. It didn't make much trouble until we got going and everything got warm. Then, baboomba baboomba. I went reeeaalll slooowwww.

I love the tire shop. The building is old but carefully painted. They have shiny chrome rims hanging from the ceiling beam. Instead of nekkid skanky broads they have posters of 32 Ford Hi-boy roadsters. They are all polite, well mannered, and funny. They are killer cute. I kid you not. You should see the arms on these guys.

As a side note, wanna know just another reason why I love my husband? He specifically said, you should go to Cute Mike's tire shop. What a sweet man.

So the guys rolled my lopsided tire over to show me. I told them I was really glad that I say my prayers every night.

This could have turned out so badly. I'd like to think I'm smart enough to know when to stop driving. Sometimes you just need to park it until you can afford to fix it, because the alternative is a nasty wreck and those are best avoided.

In this picture you can see the new snow tire, the shiny new exhaust pipe- remember that?- and those spanky new yellow shock absorbers.

Next week I get to go back and buy the other tire. One more trip to Cute Mike's. One more $160 chunk. Can I stop spending money on you now, Mothertrucker?


Timmy said...

what did you call me? mother-wha?

Notsocranky Yankee said...

Wow what a f@#$ed up tire! I'm glad you made it to the tire store in one piece. I like how you do it in 2 trips to see the cute guys twice. You crack me up.

Kari said...

Heidi, that tire looks BAD! Glad you made it to "Cute Mike's" alright.

Heidi the Hick said...

Tim! I gotta stop spending money on you! ha ha!

Yankee- I'm glad too! Truthfully I can't afford both tires this week. But sweet Jethro grins and tells me to look at the bright side...2 trips!!!!

Kari- isn't it awful! I'm gonna let the boy use it in his backyard obstacle course.

by the way, the boy thinks he'd like to work at Cute Mike's some day because they have impact hammers and an acetylene torch...how funny is that?

Simply Amethyst said...

that tire looks like trouble waitin' for a place to happen... glad you go it fixed before it did...

The Adult in Question said...

Ah...the truck and i thought this would be the summer you put a stereo that isn't the groovy grape in.

Heidi the Hick said...

AAARRGGHH! The damn stereo keeps eluding me! It is so wrong wrong wrong that I am driving without tunes!

Fargin tires...

Life, or Something Like It said...

If you're anything like me, the voices in yourt head are music enough.

Heidi the Hick said...

Yeah the voices in the head are almost as good as road noise...unless they get stuck in a loop. Over and over and over. Isn't it hard to switch stations in your head?!

CindyDianne said...

That tire looks terrible. I had something simmilar happen to me back in Feb. I didn't have the money, so the bad tired became the spare and the spare became the "new" tires for a while. I did that until two of the others were giving me fits and my dad and KB pretty much told me to stop driving it. Then, I was like ... "Ok, then. New tires for you, you nameless wonder of a truck you!"

CindyDianne said...

and yes, I really do know how to spell SIMILAR!

Heidi the Hick said...

Have you noticed that everything about pickup trucks is more $? The license plate sticker, the tires, the GAS...but I can't give it up because it represents my future farm and I can't have a farm without a pickup truck. So I just don't drive far.

I'm so illogical!

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