I hope everyone had an awesome holiday! We certainly did! We were making a quick getaway from Cincinnati with our loot when our tire blew out on I-74.
…and it was terrifying.
I’m one of those “worst case scenario” people. The minute we’ve pulled off on a highway–on Christmas day when people are fleeing to their homes in the wake of a ginormous blizzard–I thought we were going to get chopped up by an ax murderer. I didn’t have to be logical at the time.
The sound the tire made was a strange one, and at first I thought (and this is from driving a car that made weird noises for years) it was a normal sound, until the car lurched and the flat started slapping the pavement.
BUT! We survived okay, and Curtis took charge and changed the tire! People were really mad about us driving 55mph on a 70mph highway but there was literally no other way for us to get home on the donut!
I would have taken a picture of our misery if it was prudent and if my blood pressure wasn’t around 200/100.
Sidenote: Please make sure you have a nice emergency kit in your car. We didn’t have so much as a flashlight and I had to download an app onto my phone mid-car jack assembly.