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Yay for Friday

April 23, 2010

It felt like a long week, even though I’m feeling more my usual self. Tuesday I had my annual review at work, so Monday night I didn’t sleep well—spent a couple/few hours in the middle of the night worrying about how it would go and thinking about things I might say to defend/explain myself if it went badly. Those hours were wasted, as the review went very well, and I didn’t have to say any of those things. Will I remember this next year and skip the worrying step? Probably not. I guess I’d rather do it this way than not worry and get a bad review.

Tire pressure sensor faultWednesday I went out at lunchtime to run some errands and when I got back into the car after my first stop, the tire pressure warning light on the dash came on. I have never had a car before that had this feature, so there was certainly novelty value in seeing it. I hoped it was just a low tire, but when I got out to check, I heard hissing. Not good. I walked around to the passenger side and saw a big plastic circle with a metal screw in the center poking right into my front tire. Mystery solved. I considered calling AAA, but since I didn’t know how long I’d have to wait and I had to get back to work and it was a nice day, I decided to at least try changing it myself. I got out the applicable manual and opened the trunk, where I found a very nice laminated “quick start” type of guide to tire changing. I found the wrench and the jack and just followed the steps. I even remembered to loosen the bolts on the tire before I jacked up the car. Several people drove right by me in the parking lot as I was doing this, and none stopped to ask if I needed help; as I mentioned on Facebook, I am choosing to believe they all were impressed by how well I was doing so it didn’t occur to them to offer help. The spare stayed on all the way back to the office and then all the way home, so I guess I didn’t actually need any help.

I am hoping next week will be less stressful.

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One Comment
  1. Denise Says:

    I remember having to put on my spare years ago, while at Wayne State. Not much makes you feel more empowered than taking care of your car. Except maybe doing your own taxes 😉 Have a good week!

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