Monday, December 1, 2008

I'm Back!

Here I am, back at home after a whirlwind trip to MI to see family! We had a very long trip up. We started off packing the van and trailer (story about the trailer in a minute) and suddenly there was a hissing sound. Flat tire. And it's 10 pm.

Thankfully we have a friend who works for a local Co-op, and we got a used tire put on. After a couple of hours of sleep, we took off at about 1:45 am.

The next disaster happened at 3:07 am. The second flat tire on the van! So my poor hubby was out there changing a tire with a flash light in his mouth, in the freezing cold. Now we have the spare tire on...just a donut, and there is NOTHING open at this time of night! So for 4 long hours we drive at 50 miles per hour on the interstate until we can find a place to get a different tire. Since it was night time, there wasn't too much traffic, but heading into Des Moines at 6:30- 7:00, that was a little hairy! There was a couple of times when there was traffic all around us and a semi would come up really fast behind us...yeah. A little scary!

Anyway, after we got another used tire, we were on our way. On to my sister's house to deliver a kitchen table. This is why we needed a trailer! My husband made a table for her out of barn wood. (I also have one in my house, and so, of course, my sister needed one too! ;) After spending some time with them- taking a look at their house that they are building, and eating an early supper, we were back on the road to MI.

We didn't get there until 10:00 MI time.

Our trip back home went much more smoothly. With an entire new set of tires, we weren't too worried about any flat tires anyway!


Vinyl Rocks My World said...

Aww.. well I'm glad you got there and back SAFELY! Flat tires are such a pain..

But I know your sister LOVED that table! It's gorgeous!

twiddlestix said...

Thank you! Yes, she did love the table!