Oh boy, folks, you won't BELIEVE what we did this weekend. Momma's Renny-sauce faire was this weekend, of course, but since she didn't have to work on Good Friday, we headed down to Auntie's early. Momma was going to go visit Grandma and Grandpa later in the day, and it would be just generally a nice, relaxing day.
Uh, then we ended up here.
We were driving down the highway, about halfway to Auntie's, when Momma suddenly said a lot of HBO words and started pulling to the side of the road. Our tire went flat right as we were driving! We ended up in a VERY skeery spot, right where two highways were merging. We barely got onto this median before it ended. Traffic was flying by on both sides of us. It was too dangerous for Momma to get out and try to fix the tire, so she called her roadside assistance. Well, long story short, we are getting NEW roadside assistance today and two and a half hours later we got our tire changed by the VERY nice people with the Courtesy Patrol. Momma was pretty skeered and alternated between crying and saying HBO words. Jessie and I were super good copilots and just chilled out. (Well, we got a little kerazy when Courtesy Patrol first opened up the back door to get to our spare tire, but c'mon!)
So now we were on a little donut spare tire, which meant we couldn't go very fast or far. Momma located a tire shop not too far away on our route, so we limped there. Turns out her GPS was wrong -- nothing was there! So we started heading further down the way where Momma knew there was a Wal-Mart, and she hoped we'd find something else closer. Yay, we spotted another tire shop! Momma pulled in...and they were closed for Good Friday! We limped a little further down the road, and thank heavens we found a Firestone Tires!! The clerk made Momma cry when he was trying to lighten the mood and said they didn't have our size tire in stock. She wasn't really in a mood to joke. They wouldn't let Jessie and me inside the waiting room, so Momma took us to hang out in a little grassy area nearby until we got a new tire.
Momma might've cried a lot more in the car when we finally got going again, but I promised I wouldn't tell on her. We have NEVER been so happy to get to Auntie's!! Jessie was pretty freaked out by everything and was super clingy the rest of the night.
I just made sure that Momma got to bed at a reasonable hour and snuggled close so she wouldn't be so freaked out anymore.
So that was OUR weekend. How was yours?