Friday, July 20, 2007

'Splodin tires and replacements.

This afternoon I headed over to Danny's house to see what I could do with the LTD. He had all the tools I needed set out in the garage, including the compressor. Took me about an hour to get the two stuck bolts off, put on the spare and even reinflate it. Bring it down to Discount Tire and get 3 new tires put on (I replaced the front ones a couple months ago, but I did get a new spare) the car. Took about an hour and $300, but the car rides much better now. And I can trust it on the freeway again, 'though I didn't drive it home on the freeway because it was 5:00. Never would have made it up to speed anyway. Well, if you want to see the pictures of the exploded tire and the pictures I took while waiting for the tires, click HERE.

7 comments:

A Paperback Writer said...

Could be my imagination, but it does seem that you were a wee bit bored while waiting for your tires, there.
I can tell it's hot just from the glare and the heat haze in the pics. ugh. Glad I"m missing that.
And wow. those mountains are big!
Cambridge is completely flat. It's like Kansas with cathedrals. Ifeel exposed. And I can't tell directions. I totally thought I had West figured out the other day because the clouds were pink in that direction at about 8:00 PM, but the next day that was revealed to have been a reflection and it had really been East I was facing. Now I can tell which way is which when I'm in the place where I live, but I can't tell anywhere else. ugh.

Max said...

Nah, I don't need to be bored to take a bunch of pictures of absolutly nothing, you should go to my galleries on srossi.net to really see sets of obscure pictures. I blame it all on my photography teacher in high school, that's when I started taking tons of pictures, and digital photography has made it even worse.
That's one of the things I remember about living in Mass - not knowing which way is east, west, north or south. Here, in Salt Lake, no matter where you are in the valley, you can tell north from south, east from west, and relatively where your are in teh valley. Directions here go sorta like this : "Go down 3rd west till you hit 27th South, then head west until you get to Redwood Road. Then turn south and....." In Mass it would have been more like "When you get off the freeway, you stay on Bedford Street heading towards Lexington. When you get to Revere Street, you turn left, away from the public works, and head down there until you see the Friendly's Ice Cream shop. There you turn towards the A&P (away from the First National Bank) and....." Yeah, it's much easier here. But I'll bet they (and you in England) don't see, on the news, maps of your area with 80-some-odd little dots representing major wildfires, eh?

A Paperback Writer said...

I don't think you could burn anything here unless you dumped gasoline on it first. And even then you might have some trouble. Imagine trying to start your campfire with a log you just hauled out of the lake....

Max said...

Well, it would burn the gasoline, and the wood might go from soggy to damp.....

A Paperback Writer said...

yup. that sounds about right for trying to start a field on fire here right now. Of course, the rain would probably put out the gas fire before it even blackened the grass with soot.

Max said...

And we can't even conslole ourselves with the "at least it's sunny and bright here" thing. I noticed today that, although there were few clouds in the sky, it still looked like a cloudy day. Thanks to all the fires out here (and cars, power plants, etc), the sky is clouded in smoke, which leaves the appearance of a cloudy day....

A Paperback Writer said...

I was told today that this is the wettest summer Britain has had since 1766.
Even I am getting sick of the rain now. It was never this bad when I lived in Scotland. We had blue sky for at least part of almost every day.
Not here. Or at least not this year.
Well, I'm still glad I'm not in the heat.... but I do wish this rain would go to Utah. You could use it and they've had too much here.