Hi All! I hope you had a good week with plenty to smile about. The last week for me was, well, you can read my coffee post for details, but… Despite being a tough week, there were some big smiles, like the cookout my local Lions club had on Tuesday. It was nice catching up and all. My real smile, though, is going to be an odd one. But first, a word from our sponsor (well, that’s me ;) ).
I just want to put this in early to make sure people see it: I am going to be on a blogging break for a while and will miss at the very least the next two Weekly Smiles. So I will not be posting on 1 Aug or 8 Aug, but hope to be back on the 15th.
OK, back to the smile :)
As I said this is an odd one…
So, a little over a year ago, my car beeped that a tire was low. I went around checking them all, then filled one. A week later, the same thing, and the same tire. It continued to get worse, so I started checking every time I drove the car.
And then a second tire started doing it.
This was getting close to inspection time, and since I had had these tires about as long as the original pair, I thought they’d have to be replaced. So I waited.
After the inspection, I asked about the tires. Nope, they’re all fine and have many months to go. Well, what about the slow leaks? You can bring the car in and we’ll remount the tires. And when will I have four or five hours free to do it? Well, maybe the 12th of Never…
So I have been pumping tires. Funny thing is that the original tire got worse and worse, and then it “healed”. I had to top it off maybe every other week or once every three weeks.
But the other tire slowly got worse. There were times I’d go almost a week without it needing air, and then other times it would be completely and totally dead over night.
So, I finally replaced the tires. They were worn enough that I wasn’t being wasteful to replace them. And they were annoying enough that I needed to do it ;)
So, my smile is that a few times this week I walked out to my car, hopped in and drove away. Seem normal? Well, I did not even check the air, let alone spend a little time putting in 600 pumps full of air into the tire. lol, yeah, it was time.
I know, in ways it was self-created misery, that all of the time I wasted pumping could have been used to have them fixed. (It helped that I was able to get a ride to and from the place that did it. If I had gone to my usual place, that wouldn’t have happened…)
So that is my smile for the week, no longer having to worry about my tires.
What made you smile?
A reminder – although you can still put up smile posts on your own, I will not be putting up smile posts for the next two weeks.
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Note – I am no longer compiling the smiles into a weekly post as I used to – Sorry, I do not have time.