Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Beach Run

I hardly know where to begin this "memory" in my life so I guess I'll start here...at the beginning.

Last Thursday morning around 7:30 am, my cell phone rang. It was my daughter...."Mom, it's going to be a beautiful day today. I'm off. Why don't you come to the beach?"

"Well, Honey is still sleeping but when he wakes up, I'll see if he's going to be around to stay with the dogs. What time do you want me to get there?"

"Ten thirty...great...see you then!"

And according to the local weather, it was going to be a beautiful day..."a perfect beach day," he'd said.

Getting everything done that the Pres would need for the dogs, organized and packed, including myself, I hit the road right on time. Jumping on I-395 North, I sailed past the first few exits and only had two more to go before I get off and take the back roads into RI. It's a much nicer ride...:)

Then it happened. "POP"...that's what it sounded like. There I was with the sunroof open, the windows halfway down and the music playing, yet I heard that "POP." Moments later the tire pressure indicator appeared on my dash. No swerving, swaying, pulling, nothing but seeing that indicator told me to slow down and pull over on 395 where the speed limit is 65 mph.

When I pulled over into the emergency lane, I actually pulled the passenger tires up onto the grassy shoulder because those darn tractor trailer trucks were cruising side by side as the came up and over the hill near mile marker!

Now the calls began....Subaru Roadside Assistance (THE MOST AWESOME, COURTEOUS, RESPONSIVE AND ATTENTIVE EVER!!!), the Pres and of course, my daughter. Of course, I completely forgot that Star-link came with my car...LOL...even though the button is right there...one side for an Emergency and the other for Roadside Assistance.


The responsiveness from roadside assistance was wonderful. In fact, the Pres arrived and immediately after he pulled in back of me, the fellow was there. The Pres took the tire for repair and I drove home with the "spare"...you know a tire that is much skinnier than the width of your regular tire. The beach was off.

Getting home, I unpacked everything from the car, emptied the small cooler and changed my clothes. The garage door opened and there was the Pres, putting on the repaired tire, "Call Jennifer back and tell her you're on your way." So I did.

Gosh, it was "a perfect beach day" just like the local weatherman said.
We stayed late.


just seeing, saying and sharing...

The Beach Run

with you and those at


Oh, one more thing.
This was the first flat I have ever had!
Have you ever had one?

5 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am glad you still made it to the beach. I have had a few flats right on my driveway. One time I heard the pop while driving it was just before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland. I was just happy it did not happen while driving on the bridge. The donut tires are tiny but, they work. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Sandra said...

I am so glad you're be story had a happy ending. And that you got to go to the beach I would be so disappointed if that happened. Glad you had so much assistance to. I have never had a flat while driving but had a couple in the driveway

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh, that would be disappointing while on the way to the beach or anywhere. I can't say that I've ever had a flat but I did have a large bolt puncture a tire when in another city and had to have a plug put in it at a tire store. I happened to hear the click click click as we drove down a street and got out to inspect it. I'm glad it wasn't on the highway when it happened! Your car's service sounds excellent. And I've never changed a flat in my life!! I'd be calling a tow company as we have no service plans like CAA.

Ann said...

Yep, I've had one. I was on my way to work (dressed in a skirt and heels) I stood by the car on I-90 looking helplessly at my flat tire while all kinds of vehicles flew by me. This was in the day before I had a cell phone. I lucked out and a guy stopped and changed it for me.

Gail said...

I'm tired just reading about it. Glad it all worked out so well.

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