A little bit of roaming happened today and it did not follow anywhere close to the planned path. The original heading was up toward San Antonio. Before long the weather was so dreary the Team turned off toward Beeville. As the Truck was sitting at the stoplight near the Wal-Mart, a nice fellow pulled up next to me and pointed out the Truck’s nearly flat left rear tire.
At least we were very near the tire repair store Wal-Mart. After the nice shop fellow found the leak, it proved to be a disaster. It was right in the corner of the tread and the side wall. The hole was pretty large at the outside, so the item that punctured the tire must have been only a few yards behind us at the stop light.
The Wal-Mart did not have the load range E tire the truck needs, so the old spare was installed on the Truck. The local Wal-Mart did not carry the same tire any more. An examination of the tires showed that they were all nearly down to the wear bars molded into the tread. So a set of four new tires are now on order and due in next Tuesday. There goes another $700+. The old tires had a 50k tread wear guarantee and they have 49,800 on them right now. They have had a hard life of gravel and rock roads out west on many occasions.
The areas a bit inland from us have gotten a lot of rain recently. The fields up there are getting killed with all the rain and standing water. This picture was taken outside Sinton this afternoon.
Sinton had something like 4 inches yesterday. Several roads were closed due to flooding. It was nice that my head knew the way around the blockages instead of the long detours the highway folks wanted to send you on.
Maybe the good news is that the Castle and the Truck will have new shoes when we get to get out roaming in search of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.