Friday, June 13, 2008

I am Woman hear me ROAR!!

This morning I got into my car, backed out of the driveway and heard a FLOP-SQUASH, FLOP-SQUASH coming from the right side of my car.  Of course, I gently breaked and  pulled over.  Wouldn't you know - a squooshy flat tire!!  I was already late for work and needless to say I was even later by the time I finished.  I could have called for a tow truck, or even driven a few blocks on my flat tire to the nearest service station, but I knew that I had a spare and didn't need to rely on someone else to do what I already knew I could do.  Luckily, I hadn't left the drive of my house.  So I changed and got down on my hands and knees and changed my tire.  I believe learning to do things like this is part of following the counsel of our prophet and other church leaders when they ask us to be more self-sufficient.  Like food storage, 72-hr. kits and staying out of unnecessary debt.  
Here's a photo of me with my newly changed tire (notice the jack in the right of the picture:-).


Elizabeth said...

Thanks for posting this! It reminded me of a great father's day gift for Scott! By the way, I don't think I can change my tire. I'd be too scared I'd ruin something. Way to go!!!

trentathon said...

well done! i couldn't agree with you more about the self-sufficiency thing