12/21/2006: "Today's the WHAT?"
Today it was snowing like crazy on my drive into work (OK, when isn't it!??) but it was a heavy, wet slushy snow...and my car seemed jerky and weird but I kept going because I thought it was the thick slushy snow or maybe a problem with the 4 wheel drive which made a suspicious snapping sound as I backed out over my 4 foot snow berm.
It got progressively worse as I got out towards the university. When I got within a half mile of campus, my tracker was really going nuts. I had to steer like crazy, I had very little control, I was scared to pull over because I had a huge intimidating truck right on my ass, and I wasn't able to get out of third gear...it sucked.
I finally made it to campus and was sure something had gone terribly wrong with my truck. It turns out I was driving on a flat tire. I mean, ALL THE WAY flat. I have no idea how long it had been that flat, hopefully not for my whole ride out to campus.
And of course, I was wearing my cutest holiday outfit today, nice shoes, short woolen skirt and my favorite snowflake sweater...I was so bummed, I called Aaron for help (I hate being such a girl) but he wasn't able to get away from work. But then I remembered I had my workout clothes for racquetball tonight...so I changed clothes, and then I changed the tire (all by myself).
Campus is really deserted during Intersession so there were no white knights around to save me, and I'm so glad that there weren't. It took me 45 minutes and one false start (when I put the jack in the wrong place and cracked some plastic molding)...but other than that I think I did an excellent job; it made me feel very competent.
In other news, my adorable little neice Jordan is in the hospital with Influenza and pnemonia. Poor thing. I'll have to send her a little something special this year. So far I have only mailed one measly package. I am *so* far behind. How did it get so late?