When I got out, I saw the tire was good, but it was leaning at a 45 degree angle. The very nice tow truck driver that came to my rescue informed me that the ball-something-or-other (I forget) had snapped. $60 for the tow. $380 for parts and labor. The van should be ready by noon on Monday. Sigh. I would have preferred to change the tire in the rain.
During the time I was standing out in the rain, I noticed that my forehead felt cold. Once again, I have procrastinated getting my hair trimmed. This time my bangs are long enough to be driving me nuts. My daughters are trying to tell me I should let my bangs grow out. So this morning, Kid 2 rolled up and pinned my bangs back to one side.
I had no idea how much my bangs helped to keep my forehead warm. To top it off (no pun intended!), every time I look in the rear view mirror, I now have a clear view of all the lines that have developed across my forehead over the years. In the past, my bangs kept me in ignorance of my wrinkles. At the very least, they allowed me the illusion of youth. Now I feel exposed!
I did manage to salvage some of the planned shopping once the van was settled at the mechanic's, but I will have to finish the rest next week.
Finally, my mother-in-law called while I was making dinner. Her nephew's wife just had triplets on Monday. The problem is the babies weren't supposed to arrive till February. The smallest was 1 pound 10 oz. at birth and just had to be put back on the respirator. Please keep these fragile infants in your prayers. Thank you!