Well I was hoping this would be a good day. I went to bed early last night, because I knew it was snowing, and wasn't gonna stop. It took me forever to fall asleep. I woke up at 3 am, as I often do. I really hate waking up then. It reminds me of my old friend John, when i was sleeping over at his house when we were about 5 years old, and his mom woke me up around 3 am, and told me that my Mom was coming to pick me up, and that John had died. Then, many years later, the first time I read Something Wicked This Way Comes, and the Dad tells his sons that 3 am is the worst time of day to be awake. Anyway, I digress. When I did fall asleep again, I had a dream/nightmare that my car had been stolen while I was at work. I found it, but it had already been mostly stripped, wheels, stereo etc were all missing. Then I woke up again. I went about my morning as per usual. Went out to clear off my car the best I could, and headed for work. About a 1/4 mile into the trip a crazy loud and hard knocking started coming through the floor, through the pedals and into the gear shifter. I pulled over into a parking lot and took a look, but I didn't see anything. I got back on the road, and a little while later it started again, so I pulled over again. Still nothing I could see, all the tires were inflated, and nothing was hanging down or leaking. SO I got back on the road, a little later the knocking stopped, and I made it to work. A few hours later, i went to get some lunch. I made it out of my parking lot, and then I started pulling hard to the left. I started thinking blown tie-rod right away. I pulled into a 7-11 parking lot, got out, and the front Drivers side tire was completely flat. Crap. I don't mind changing a tire, but in an uneven parking lot, in heavy winds with a wind chill of 12 and ice everywhere make sit a different story. I got my car jacked up, and all the lug nuts out no problem, but then I couldn't get the damn wheel off. So I had to call a tow truck. They had huge problems getting it off too. When it was finally freed, I checked, and the tie rod was still there, but the tire was flat without any damage. No screws or nails or puncture marks or anything. And no, the rim isn't damaged either, so I have no idea. I talked with the local VW dealership, and thank goodness I bought a VW Pre Loved car (aka, certified). I also have the wheel and tire protection plan, so nothing should be out of pocket at my end. I'm taking it in tomorrow at 7:30 am. SO I get tonight off of work, which sucks because it'll probably be busy (snow does have that effect), but hey, I'm sure as hell not driving any more than I need to until I know what that knocking was, and get my tire fixed! I also get to be late to work tomorrow too! I just hope it's something simple like a bent or stripped tie rod, and not something like my tranny, 'cause the less I have my car, the less money I have!
Well since I have the night off, I think I'm just gonna watch a couple movies and chill, and try not to freak out about my poor little hooptie mobile :( I hope you all had a better Monday than I have had so far! Peace love and harmony!