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:-).