So I called AAA and they came out and changed the tire on my car for me. Our AAA plan was a Christmas gift, so it didn’t cost us anything to have them do it and I felt more comfortable having someone more qualified than me putting a tire on my car. The guys who changed it out suggested that I might need to buy a new tire and told me where I should go to get that done. So I got into my car with the sad little doughnut tire and drove to Tire Kingdom. There a lovely woman took my tire and my keys and said she’d have the guys look at it and see if it could be repaired.
I went and sat on the porch of a nearby empty building and read my book. It’s a great building, completely open inside without even a finished floor or electrical or finished interior walls. It makes my head go all kinds of crazy about what I would do with such a building. Answer: I would turn it into four different businesses. The first would be a studio for yoga and Zumba classes and whatever else I could get in there–massage, weights, whatever. Because, Mom, you’ve inspired me, and when I get down to weight, I want to be certified to teach fitness classes, specifically yoga and Zumba. So the front of the building, that looks over a small pond with a fountain and a great patio, would be a fitness studio. Next would be a bookstore. At the end would be a small cafe with smoothies and healthy sandwiches and stuff like that. And the other one I can’t talk about, but it would hold a small set of offices, too.
In the lot across the street from this building, I’d set up a play set for kids to play on and map out how far around it is so parents could let their kids play on the jungle gym while they walk or run laps.
I had a lot of fun thinking about what I could do with this building. Trust me, what I’ve mentioned is only the tip of the iceberg. I have a lot of thoughts about this.
Anyway, after getting splashed with pond water from the fountain for a while, I went and sat in the lawn and read my book some more until finally going to find out what the story was with my car. It turns out that they were able to simply patch the tire, meaning it was only a $23 fix instead of a $100 replacement. For the record: Nails are stupid things to leave lying on the road.
So it all turned out well. I still have to figure out what to do about the paint on my car, but I’m hopeful. I just have to do some research and legwork.
In other news, completely unrelated, I’ve started up my LiveJournal account again where I used to write about my diet progress, frustrations, and successes. It’s over here if you’re interested in reading it. Because this site here isn’t really the place to write about everything I want to write about when it comes to my diet. Feel free to pop in over there if you’d like to know how that’s going. You should be able to leave comments without having a LiveJournal account, but it’s going to give you one of those funky word things to verify that you’re not a computer.
And, of course, if you don’t care about my weight-loss, you can just stick around here and I’ll continue to babble about whatever it is I babble about over here.
But right now I think I should go to bed.