There are fliers hanging at local businesses all over town announcing my local book signing which will occur on Tuesday, April 17that 6:30pm at the Ross
& Elizabeth Baty Monticello Public Library. Yesterday a stranger approached me and asked for details regarding the event. She said she was aware that my
book was available online but that she didn’t have enough money to buy an Amazon or a Kindle so she would be coming to the signing to buy my book! Too funny.
With the weather changing from hot to cold my tire pressure monitoring system has been going crazy giving me messages that my tires are low. A few days ago I stopped and added the needed air and as I did, I had a flashback.
I drive a 2007 Pontiac Torrent and I bought it brand new. I wanted to spruce it up a bit and personalize it after I first bought it as I hate anything cookie-cutter in nature. I went to the car part store and among
other things I bought stem covers that were shiny, silver skulls with bright red eyes. My vehicle looked very cool with these new stem covers. After a week
the tire pressure monitoring system started going crazy telling me there were issues with my tire air pressure.
With my car sitting in the driveway I attempted to remove one of the skulls so I could check the pressure. But it was stuck so I got a needle-nose pliers and pried it off. The skull had melted into the valve stem. I ended up breaking the valve stem trying to remove it and that resulted in a flat tire. But the story doesn’t end there. I figured I had one defective skull and
attempted to remove another from a different tire. Flat tire number two.
I went to my husband, tail between my legs, and told him what had happened. Shaking his head he attempted to remove the third skull and we had
flat tire number 3 and then flat tire number 4. So there sat my brand new vehicle in the driveway with 4 flat tires! Turns out that tire pressure monitoring systems are hot and they will melt cheap, plastic, skull valve stem covers. You should only use the dull, boring, black caps that come standard with the vehicle. How was I supposed to know that?!
Lessons learned: A five-dollar pack of skull valve stem covers do not make you look cool when you have 4 flat tires on your car. Husbands don’t
understand accessorizing and never will. Fathers are not understanding of such situations and car mechanics can’t hide their smiles when you tell them about such valve stem issues.
Friday the 13th
Are you superstitious? Those that fear this day are:
friggatriskaidekaphobics. But don’t worry there’s a treatment center for that! http://www.friggatriskaidekaphobia.com/
Have a LUCKY day passengers!