Flat tire, specifically.
I had a flat at work about 3 weeks ago. I work for a transportation company, so I just refilled the tire and watched it. It kept inflated for weeks. I thought perhaps it was an April Fools joke as it happened on April’s Fool Eve.
But today, the tire is flat. Indeed, it was flat yesterday. My neighbor knocked on my door to tell me. I was feeling like the struggle bus had run over me and then he showed up with more cheery news.
I ignored it. I have a portable electric air pump. But it does need to be plugged in and that is where it all sort of falls apart. I live on the second floor of the building but I don’t have an extension cord long enough to handle it.
I also have a roadside assistance contract. They will come and change the tire. Presumably they might have an air pump as an alternative option. But it’s not a guarantee. I cannot change the tire. I know this from previous attempts, when I was in better shape than I currently am. I have little to no upper body strength,
Right now my trunk is full of various forms of detritus that have formed in the last 7 years. It’s in desperate need of a clean out. And if I call roadside assistance, I’m gonna need to clean it out, so the spare can be removed. My desire to do that clean out of the trunk is damn near nil. But it must be done.
All of this is just me whining about a perfectly normal hitch in life, which the stillness in my brain has enlarged into a mountain of gargantuan size. So much so that my plan to take care of it today did not happen.