Not a good day for my truck . 2007 Ford F250 utility bed Company truck .
The first time the tread peeled off of the Michelin left rear wheel . Still a little rubber coating around the wear bars . It held air and I was on my way home and only had 10 miles left . I made it home and put the spare on . That was about a month ago .
Still I went and got another spare from the shop .
This morning I had barely pulled onto the Red Mountain 202 east loop freeway . When I heard FLAP , FLAP , FLAP . I pulled over . Same thing except right rear . So I sais SHEEIT ! Got in and decided to try to make the remaining 27 miles drive to work . And change it there because it was still nice and cool . Only 101* . After a record low high for this morning of 93* . And If I waited till after work it would be more like 115* . Too tired and too hot . If I made it . I did .
Put on the other spare . And when I pulled up I noticed the A/C condensate was just pouring out . I thought it seemed excessive .
After work I headed home . By the first mile . It was obvious the A/C was not working and had taken a sht .
Exactly 1 mile later just before exit # 2 . BAM !
There went the spare . The last of 2 spares .
I called my boss . He called me back and said his guy would be there within the next 2 hours . With a wrecker to take me to the auto shop . Then to get me a couple tires .
Then he said " At least you have A/C . " That's when I told him about this morning . We decided to meet tomorrow after work and charge it with new freon .
Exactly 2 hours to the minute later . The tow truck shows up .
I finally got home at 6:15 pm . The whole ordeal only took 3 hrs and 15 minutes .
Now I just have to wait for the two front Michelin's to peel off the tread .
The tire guys told me that they had a record number of blow outs today from the heat and the condition of our streets and highways .
On a different note . Once again Icons buddies sought me out . I am already on moderation . What for ? Nobody knows .
I had a rough spot a couple years ago . It was pretty serious . Took my wife and I by surprise . The worst part was my landlord of 13 years turned on me and evicted us . Right when I had lost the use of both arms due to rotator cuff tears .
people do good things they wouldn't have imagined otherwise
Then there are those that use deceptive tactics to steal...
The worst of the bunch
Promoting themselves as victims in need of help, Pfffft
I agree with you Joe...Instead of continually showing up like a bad
rash, Paul promised to leave ...but, like all of his other promises
(i.e., paying you what he owes you)....
Their responses are pretty mild compared to usual . And I never insult people here . Yet I'm the one on moderation .
For those of you that have no idea what these two are spouting off about . I will tell you .
From mid 2017 on and for the next 2 years I suffered from both
right and left torn rotator cuffs .With other accumulative damage to
both shoulders . Stemming from a couple of severe incidents working .
And many years of constant aggravation .
By the beginning of 2018 I could not move either arm .
I could not work .
I could not get any compensation or income .
I could not pay rent .
I had surgeries .
I started a GoFundMe .
I received several thousand dollars . Most of which from WGT friends . Not all .
I was very appreciative , Thanked each individual earnestly .
I used the money as wisely as I could .
I had left arm reverse full shoulder replacement .
The day of my surgery . My wife and I and our cat . A 13 yr old cat
with diabetes for 5 yrs. We were evicted from our 13 yr home .
A WGTer from California paid for a motel for a week .
After that we lived in our car in 118 * weather . For almost 2
weeks . During that time our cat got lost and no doubt died of exposure
or lack of insulin .
We heard about a trailer park that we may be able to afford .
Fresh off my surgery . I had little to offer . But they could see we were good people . Provided us with a trailer .
3 months later I got medically released . Went to work for the Trailer Park . Paid them back .
Continued therapy .
Eventually got hired by RWK Electric Co Inc . Where I have my own
truck . Run my own jobs . Celebrate 1 year coming up in August .
This is Arizona . So it came as only a little surprise and
disappointment . When I lost my unlosable ( according to my lawyer )
compensation claim .
We now live in a much better trailer in the same park . We stay to ourselves .
My wife Karen has HIV . And has self quarantined ( not left the
house ) since March 15th . The minute we realized COVID 19 was serious .
And there you have it . That brings us to the present . We are doing well .