Zen and the art of four vehicle maintenance. May 29, 2007Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.
I mentioned earlier over at IB we had rain and stuff. And kids driving and stuff. Two of which walked away from nasty accidents without a scratch.
In accident numero uno, on Friday night, the man in the airborne pickup that hit my friend’s son’s car flipped over, and then he hit three more cars on his way to the morgue.
Friend’s son. Ok. Man in truck, not ok.
In accident numero two-oh, youngest daughter’s pal learned how hydroplaning happens on a rain covered interstate, in which she lost it, banged off of the construction barrier, spun 360 twice, and did not get hit by anyone else.
That’s just what happens.
So I reacted well. Did I say well? I meant on Sunday afternoon I put new tires on my eldest’s car and new pads on the front brakes (they were close to ready), and on Monday am I had the tires on youngest’s balanced and rotated. Her brakes look fine.
And those are important things.
But to be perfectly honest, I was trying to find meaningful things to do to protect the people I love and recognizing that there are some things I can do, like check tires and car stuff, and try to impart knowledge about rain and danger…
and other things I can’t.
And I really hate it.