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Labor Day Weekend 2007

Saturday, September 8th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

I went to Jackson last weekend. My family was celebrating my grandmother’s 88th birthday. Her birthday was in August, but Labor Day was a better time for every one to get together. It’s weird how many from my generation have children. It’s a sign that I really am getting old.

On the way back to Starkville I had made it to Louisville when I noticed that my car felt weird on the highway. Thinking it was just the road, I kept going. After a short period of time, I could tell that something was wrong so I pulled over. When I got out I noticed that I had a flat. I could smell the rubber and I could see streaks on the road. The tire was HOT. Because of the crappy tools I had I couldn’t get the lug nuts off. I eventually got help from a policeman. I’m not even going to talk about how one cop drove past me earlier without stopping, making me not want to call the police. The lug nuts came right off when I used the policeman’s wrench. I made it back to Starkville on the spare, but the last few miles gave me a little worry. It was almost dark when I had to pull over, so I was a little worried. I usually leave earlier in the day when I travel just in case I have car problems. Thankfully, I wouldn’t have been stranded. My roommate John was on his way down to help when I finally got some help. A new tire and a new lug wrench later, my car is doing okay.