Well...my good luck continues. Tonight, about 1/2 mile from Cemetary Rd on 270 my tire light comes on. The little monitor showing which tire was low doesn't come on, so I was like "Whatever". That lasted for about 10 seconds. I was getting off the freeway anyway, so I pulled into the lane with a long line of cars - it was the driver rear, so I opened up the door when I stopped and heard the hiss of the air leaving the tire. My inappropriate words slipped out...but at that point, I was just hoping I would have enough air in the tire to make it to the parking lot of Home Depot in Hilliard. I did.
So I call AAA, they tell me sometime in the next hr they will be out - no biggy, I am not on the freeway, which is all I care about this point. I call the Honda dealer to make sure they have 2 tires in stock for the car - I knew I needed 2 new ones anyway, and thank god it was one of the ones I needed replaced that I flattened. Meanwhile, 2 people pulled up and asked if I needed help. I turned the first one down, but the second guy changed my tire and I was on my way. Get the car to the dealer, realize I need an oil change too, ask them to take me home and then I am good to go (Honda dealer 5 min from house and they have a courtesy van). About 8:30, service dude calls and says I need new front brakes. Really? What is another $200 at this point...$500 later, I was out of there.
So suffice to say, I am not sure what else could happen at this point. My savings are significantly less than they were 3 weeks ago, but lets face it:
1) I can't get up in the morning and wonder if I am going to have hot water
2) It is the middle of July and in this household, AC is not a luxury, it is a basic necessity
3) I need to operate a safe car
I thought it was incredibly nice of the people that stopped to offer to help. I didn't want to unnecessarily take anyone's time, which is why I turned the first guy down. The second guy said it was ridiculous to wait for AAA, that he would have it taken care of in 15. He was right - and I thanked him profusely. Proof there are still good people in the world.
If anyone has any suggestions on how to change my luck, I am open at this point....