Weekly Photo Challenge – Change: “Show us a change in progress.”
I wasn’t planning on a photo post this week. Clearly, since it’s Wednesday and I usually do those on Monday. I’ve had a lot of change recently, but I’ve done that to death here, so I thought I’d give it a rest. Plus, I’m tired. Packing, moving, unpacking, adjusting, and and and — it takes a lot of energy.
But then this happened.
I found it like this last night as I was leaving to go to the grocery store. Instead of doing anything about it, though, I walked to the Convenience Mart up the road and bought beer. Because priorities.
I set to work changing it this afternoon. Because in the heat of the day in Central Florida is exactly the right time to change a tire.
First I loosened the lug nuts. I jumped on those suckers to pry them from the grip of the professional who put them on last time I got new tires.
Next jack and I got to know each other. I spun him right round, baby, right round like a record, baby, right round round round.
I wanted to know what in the hell. I found a mess of wire. Then a straight wire. Then a nail. And another nail. Apparently I’ve been collecting puncture wounds.
The spare was easy enough. I did some more jumping to make sure the lug nuts were tightened. Wha-la. I can go to the grocery store. And the tire store. But groceries first.
Last week my car wouldn’t start. One of my new neighbors, actually a neighbor’s son, helped me jump my car, only to discover I didn’t have it all the way in park. Winning! I ran in to the same neighbor’s son this morning and he asked how my car was doing. “Oh fine, except for the flat tire.” His answer? “You need a man in your life.” Nope. I can change my own tire. Thank you very much.
Title in reference to ‘Brother, Can You Spare A Dime’ by Bing Crosby
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