On the road again

I woke up at 7:10 (Pacific time), hurriedly showered, ate a good breakfast at Denny’s and got to Quality Tire and Lube (or is it Lube and Tire) at 8:10.

Hmmm, that’s strange…The sign says that they open at 8.

Well, maybe the guys are coming in late. It’s a small town…

I don’t want to get the guys in trouble with the boss…

At 8:38, I no longer cared if they got into trouble. I called one of the after hours numbers.

“Are you guys opening today”


“What time?”


But my watch says that it’s…6:38! You are kidding me! This is New Mexico! They are only one hour ahead of my Pacific time watch! What the heck was I thinking? I could have enjoyed my breakfast. “I’m sorry.”

At 8:00 (Mountain time!) they opened and within 3 minutes, three vehicles and a delivery truck showed up! They put a new tire on my truck for $83 in 1/2 hour!

By the way, the owner looked at the tire that he removed and said it had about 100 miles left on it before it blew! I’m glad that I resisted the temptation to drive to the next town just so I could make some progress!!!

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