Tuesday, June 9, 2009

OOPS!

Now this is not good! We were heading for S.C. for our next show this past weekend...zooming down I85 when Giles says he hears an 'airplane'...WHAT? I hear a loud roar, look in the side mirror and rubber is flying in all directions from the trailer...we had a blowout! Pouring rain and a highway full of trucks and we have a blowout! NOT GOOD! Of course, we don't have the right lug wrench...so we drop the trailer, head for the next exit ramp and low & behold, there is an auto shop with a nice man who loans us a 4way lug wrench...back we go on the interstate to find the exit nearest the trailer. Giles tells me to get back in the Jeep...UH UH...I'm watching the traffic in case someone veers in our direction...I've already planned to grab the waist of his britches and drag him out of the way...Finally, he's changed the tire and we head back to return the lug wrench...I figure if things get bad, Giles can get a job with the pit-crew of some racing team~! Don't know which was the worst...getting soaking wet or stressing over all the fast-moving traffic while he changed the tire... OH! We tried to pay the man for using the lug wrench, but he said that's how he gets 'Blessings'...by helping others. ~AMEN~

7 comments:

ohiofarmgirl said...

Sounds like you met an angel in disguise!!! Sure glad you look for the good. Dianntha

UPON A HILL said...

Glad that it turned out well. Somebody from above was watching you!

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

Oh Barb...this happen to us one time coming back from "camping" when the kids were little. And the Jack was missing..???? A Stroehmann Bread Truck came to our rescue and took Tony to a garage where he "borrowed" a jack and we changed the tire and were on our way. (we were on a HILL and lots of traffic too - so scary)...I am wishing the garage man tons of "blessings"....XO, Judy

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

PS Hope the show was a great one...Judy

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

How scary that must have been...glad it turned out okay!

Just found you and love reading blogs from NC. Hubby is from Asheville/Hendersonville (me the eastern part of the state) and we hope to return there when we retire. Hope to build on land we have in Hendersonville. So many wonderful memories from there!

Oh...we have the whole set of Foxfire books! Aren't they the greatest! ~~Annie

Barbara said...

Oh Gals...it was scary..I'm always worried about things like that happening...then I think about the 'what ifs'...LOL What if we had been traveling in the wee hours of the AM like we usually do?What if we hadn't gotten that new spare the day before? Blessings to you all and MAY YOU NEVER HAVE A FLAT TIRE! LOL

Barbara said...

Hey Annie..where in Eastern N.C. are you from?