Last night my son slept even better then he did the night before. There was still some coughing, but he’s definitely on the mend. This morning I had him ready to go to school. My daughter was ready to go and waiting for her friend to pick her up. Her bell was about to ring when she realized that she needed a ride. So I told my son to quickly get his coat and boots on and we hopped into the van and the three of us left. Our street hasn’t been plowed yet, so I’ve had a difficult time driving down it all week! I didn’t think anything of it when it was hard to drive on it this morning, but as soon as I reached the plowed street I knew that something was wrong. I realized that I had a flat tire! I didn’t drive to either school, I went around the block and straight home! I went inside, told my hubby and then got the kids into the car and drove them to school. When I got home I looked at my tire on my van and it was completely mangled! Totally done! I made it so much worse by driving on it! Just what we needed…with all of our spare cash! My hubby was freaking out. He called Fountain Tire in town and they said that they would probably have to replace two of them, not just one. My hubby needed some of the snow cleared better to try to get the spare on. So I woke up my daughter to help me shovel, while my hubby started jacking up the van. He got it up, but the tire was completely stuck on. No matter what he tried, it absolutely would not come off!! So he called my dad to see what he thought he should do. My dad said that he would come out and help us pay for a tow to the Fountain Tire. So my daughter and I tidied the inside of the house a bit, it wasn’t too bad, since we cleaned up on the weekend to decorate for Christmas. When my dad got here, he and my hubby decided to go to Fountain Tire and talk to them to see how we should proceed. They ended up calling for the tow truck from there and were told that the truck would be at the house by 1:05pm. Also, my dad paid for most of the cost of the new tires. He said that it’s our Christmas present for this year! We are so so thankful! We hadn’t quite figured out how we were going to afford it. We had a little bit of money left for Christmas presents for the kids, but not enough to cover the cost and I’m not done with Christmas shopping. So thank you dad and mom for my Christmas tires!! Maybe I won’t keep getting stuck everywhere!! My dad waited with us at the house for the tow truck to come. We just sat in the living room and talked for a while. My old friend called while we were waiting! It was really good to hear from her!! My hubby had to leave at about 1:15 for work, and the tow truck hadn’t arrived yet. I had something to eat and my dad and daughter did as well. My dad helped us start fixing a drawer that has been broken in our kitchen for a long time. My daughter and him took it all apart and found the part that they needed to buy. They just couldn’t run to the hardware store, because he had to be here in case the tow truck showed up. We were about to call at about 2:00 to see if/when they were coming when the towing company called and said that they would be there within a half an hour. We started vacuuming then. We started in the kitchen and worked our way into the living room and entryway then did the side door and the basement stairs. Finally at about 2:55 the tow truck arrived!! My dad went out and talked to the guy. He had all of my dad’s information and told my dad that he would hook it up and take it to Fountain Tire and that my dad could come inside. So my dad and my daughter went and picked up my daughter and son from school. Then they went to the Hardware store and got the part to fix the drawer. They came home and fixed the drawer. I called Fountain Tire to see if they would still be able to have the van ready by the end of the day today, but he said that the tires he ordered for me didn’t come in, so that it won’t be until tomorrow. So my dad finally was able to go home after all of his help today!! My daughter had to miss her dance for the second time in one week! She was so upset! It’s very out of character for her to miss so much and she was so worried about how mad her teacher would be!! I told her that we had no choice, we had no vehicle, there was nothing we could do, but she was super upset about missing! I was feeling pretty tired out. It was a really stressful day. I went on my phone for a while. I also called the bank with my daughter, to help her try to get her online banking working again. Then I made supper. After we ate, my daughter and I watched a couple shows. Then we decided to watch Marry Poppins. Such a great movie. There’s no school tomorrow, because it’s a PD day, but my son still isn’t 100% and it was getting late and he fell asleep. So I got him into bed. Then I went on my phone for a while. I wrote this. Now I’m going to get ready for bed and I’m going to try to get some sleep. My tummy is bugging me.
Night All! 💤😴
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