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Monday, November 25, 2013

iPhone-o-Gram! Deflated Tire!

Here I sit in my car at the top of my driveway with a flat driver side front tire.

It was low earlier, and I had the hubby add air to all four tires to make sure things are ready to drive to the cabin tonight, and to the airport to pick up my dad.

When it came time for me to leave for the airport – the front tire was flat.

Here I sit at the top of my driveway – so grateful for friends.

Thank heavens for Lisa who is on her way to the airport to go pick up my dad and bringing him home to me.

Thank heavens for her hubby who is on his way here to see if he can change the tire on my van.

Dave is already up at the cabin with the boys – it is too far for them to turn right around and come an hour and a half back home.

We may be spending the night here at the house, getting the tire fixed tomorrow – and making our way up to Quilt Villa after that.

No matter what or where, we will be together. And this will be one Thanksgiving to remember! :-)

25 comments:

Pauline said...

Oh I'm so sorry for the unexpected problem and so happy you have friends to come to the rescue! You can make lemonade from lemons every time! Hope your Dad can stay awhile and not have to rush home. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Julie Kennedy said...

Hi Bonnie, Don't we just love our cars till they break, then we don't! Hope you get everything organised in time for your dinner tomorrow night! Have a wonderful family break. Looking forward to my first family Christmas with sisters/brothers/mum and mother-in-law for 8 years this year. Holidays just aren't the same without them! Love from Australia :)

DBrez said...

Isn't it always something!! I thought you were going to say you changed the tire with some sewing machines tools. :). Happy Thanksgiving!
Donna B.

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

the bumps in journeys and gatherings are what make the story interesting in late years :) Happy Holidays!

Deb said...

So sorry for the delay. Aren't friends the best! It will probably be for the best, driving in the light so Dad can see all the sights on the way, you can play tour guide. Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

.. this may be God's way of making you "slow down" and take some deep breaths. You probably picked up a nail somewhere.. just enjoy your one-on-one time with your dad and b-r-e-a-t-h-e. It will be a good story next year. :)

Billy'sgirl said...

Oh Bonnie, so sorry to read of your hassles today, just when you had everything set for a Tuesday Thanksgiving! In the end, you are right-Lisa and her husband are another blessing to be thankful for. Enjoy your time with your Dad and your family. It will be wonderful.

stitchinpenny said...

Sorry - but maybe you were supposed to have a little extra time with your dad. As much as you drive I am so surprised there is no auto club membership.

GailS said...

Ah man! Life is what happens when we are busy making plans. Glad you have help. Nothing is that bad when you have someone willing and able to come bail you out.

cityquilter grace said...

another thing which you are thankful for this year no doubt....you are blessed today bonnie!

The Calico Quilter said...

Boo Hoo on your flat tire - and thank heavens you have people that can help. I live in fear of having a flat in my new Honda - the spare tire is suspended under the darned car, and I haven't gathered up the courage to practice getting it out. Better to do it the first time in my driveway than by the side of the road! BTW, you mentioned the Ladies' Art Company Block Tool in one of your Quiltcams and I was inspired to find one and order it. It came today and it's fabulous! What a resource - thanks for the info.

Material Girl said...

Oh no!! That's too bad, but awesome to have such wonderful friends who can help you out. Hopefully the rest of your Thanksgiving holiday goes better. Happy Thanksgiving!

Kevin the Quilter said...

I'm so sorry! I know how frustrating that is! But, also, thank God your tire didn't explode or go flat while you were driving! That could have been very dangerous!

jean said...

My husband worked out of town for 6 years. Friends pulled me through many times! For Christmas, maybe ask Santa for a AAA membership?

Kate said...

Hey Bonnie, I mean this very kindly - I think this is your signal to chill out and not try to control all the details of this week - but remember that it does not have to go perfectly according to plan, or according to recipe, for it to be a wonderful week. The 'test' of the week must not be whether you cook the right thing or the turkey is moist - just relax and go along with the flow and let the week unfold... that's a hard thing for us mother types to do... I know - I wish you a great week.

Teri Barton said...

I wish you and your family, a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving week. Do no sweat the small stuff. It will be as it is destined to be!

crazy quilter said...

I am so sorry about your flat tire. You are blessed to have such good friends to help you out. Please take care on the bad roads in your area and enjoy your Thanksgiving with all your family. Happy Turkey Day!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Greatest idea since sliced bread ... considering how far you travel in Shamu!!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Well said, Kate ... well said!

Angie said...

So sorry you had a flat tire. I was in the same predicament a week ago. It was a nail. I waited for over an hour for triple A to arrive and change it. So glad your neighbor can pick up your Dad, and her hubby can change the tire. There is no way my husband could get the tire off due to the new air wrenches they use nowadays to tighten the lugs. So I waited for AAA to arrive. You know sometimes things like this happen for a reason. As it turned out if I had gone home as planned, I would could have been involved in a wreck that was on our road prior to me getting home. The flat tire kept me in town longer than planned, and I avoided the wreck. I just saw the firetruck and debris. Everything has a reason and a season in life.

Aileen said...

I feel your pain. I got 2 flat tires one Thanksgiving on a 4 hour drive to my brothers. They had to drive 2 hours to help us. Then to the next town over to the only Walmart in the area that was still open in order to get us 2 tires. Insult to injury my dad had to pay for the tires because I had forgotten my credit card. It was the shortest Thanksgiving ever, as we had to drive back 4 hours after arriving because we all had to work the next day. HAPPY THANKSGIVING BONNIE AND FAMILY and all the Quiltville gang!
Aileen in FL

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Ruth Hoogendijk said...

I hope everything is coming alltight for you and your family. Happy Thanksgiving and take a little rest...Big hug from Holland.

ria vogelzang said...

So good to have such dear friends! Hope the tire gets fixed soon, and otherwise enjoy and evening with your dad alone.... :)
Love, from the Netherlands! And have a great time with your family!
Hugs, Ria.

Allison in Plano said...

God bless your friend Lisa for picking up your Dad. And her hubby to help with the tire situation. Deep breaths my friend, big ole deep breaths. To quote you from one of the Quilt Cams "Some days you are the Leader, some days your are the Ender, and some days you just come undone!" Really thankful for friends when that happens. You'll have the time you need to get to the cabin before the weather sets in. Hugs, Allison