Monday, November 17, 2014

Flat Tire

On Saturday I was driving up to my friend's house where she was having a birthday party for her little boy.  Emmett and I were in my car and my mom was driving in front of us.  My mom was probably about 4 cars in front of us when I ran over a large chain that was on the freeway.  I didn't think much about it because it didn't look like something that would give you a flat tire, but about 2 min later my car started to rock back and forth.  I knew what was happening because Grant and I have had soo many flat tires here and back in NZ that its not even funny.  I immediately put on my emergency blinkers and started to get over as soon as I could, I was hoping the tire would stay together for me to drive off the freeway but it started to really flap around and I knew that was not possible so I pulled over, but there was no room to get out of the car.  I called my mom to let her know we were stopped and I was shaking so bad I kept accidentally calling Grant! Smart phones with touch screens are not good in emergencies if your hands are shaking like crazy.  Anyways I called 911 and got someone right away who was able to connect me with the highway patrol and they said whatever you do don't get out of the car and don't take your seat belt off.  

I was so afraid that someone would hit us!  Finally a cop came and sat behind us with his lights on, and about 30 min later a tow truck came.  The first truck couldn't tow us cause the back tire was flat so we had to wait for a flat bed truck.  We had to get out of the car and stand on the hill and the truck driver had to get Emmett's car seat out and put it in the tow truck.  This was such a scary event I was so thankful to the tow truck driver who really did save us.

Emmett had no idea what was going on, but he did look interested when we got in the big truck because it was the first time he ever rode facing forward.

 Here we are at the side of the road with cars flying by us at 80 mph.
 Here we are finally in the tow truck.
Here is my tire, completely destroyed!

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