You know the feeling, today was one of my much anticipated annual events, looked forward to all year! The annual Maymont Herbs Galore & More extravaganza. Last year I was a vendor along with my mother. I was selling my totes along with totes by my BFF Beth. My mother makes fabulous concrete leaves. Just look at the link for pictures of her fabulous leaves.
This year I was just back to shop, I LOVE this event! Fabulous plants, herbs, honey, crafts, all in a beautiful setting in Richmond, VA. Richmond is only about 75 miles west of Hampton. An easy peasie drive. Well, just as I pulled into Richmond my tire pressure warning light came on. OK, no biggie, just meant that I needed to find an air pump and top off the tires before heading back home. SO I THOUGHT………
The plant sale was FABULOUS!!
Just outstanding weather, sunny and hot (I love it!). So many great plants. I always find something new and different as well as the best selections of herbs ever!
But on my second trip back to the car to unload plants, this was my discovery:
Well, I have to say that I was not a happy camper. I have managed to go 47 years without ever changing a tire, and where is mrpeachez when you need him! While I am a delicate flower, I also pride my self on independence. So dang it, I will change this tire!
With the help of a good Samaritan, the tire was changed to the spare.
I wasn’t comfy about driving home to Hampton on the spare and since it needed to be dealt with, I drove around and around Richmond looking for a tire place. Finally settled on Firestone and really, I was lucky to even be seen at all on a walk in basis on a busy Saturday afternoon. SOOOOOOOO, finally at 5pm I drove away in my 4 shiny new tires! OK, my tires had 55,500 miles on them so it was time! AND, I have a good 1500 hundred miles planned in trips for the next two work weeks.
BUT, the plot thickens. Mrpeachez had to work today. No. 1 daughter had her junior dance tonight. Shouldn’t have been a problem, right? OH NO, ten mile backup on I64 between Richmond and Hampton!
Good news, No 1 got a ride to dinner, came back after and picked up car to drive herself to dance. She is going stag so she didn’t want to hitch a ride with other dates. She looks so pretty!
Alls well that ends well!