28 May 2006

Slow puncture

Having had a full night's sleep I feel a little more human now (although still not caught up!) so after breakfast I went out and checked my car over and went for a little drive out. Now when checking my tyres I noticed one was a little *ahem* squishy - but it wasn't very obvious sunk in the gravel of the drive. So I popped around to the filling station nearby (driving very carefully) and checked my tyre pressure. When I got out of the car at the filling station and had a look at the tyre on tarmac, it was so flat I couldn't believe my eyes. In fact, when I get back to uni I have a photograph taken on my phone that I will add. (Edited)

The reccommended tyre pressure for my rear car tyres is 26 psi. When I connected the air hose it gave a reading of between 6 and 8 psi. Good job I'd driven slowly I suppose. 20p later and the job's a good'un. After a quick drive around the local town and a little bit of shopping I came back to watch the professionals show us how it's done. What did shock me while I was out was the price of fuel. I haven't fueled my car since before christmas, and it cost me £30 to fuel my normally modest little car. On the plus side, I won't have to do it when I come back in summer and am waiting for my first summer pay check. Just hope no one decides to steal it before then!

Since coming back I've noticed that my hayfever has gone beserk. I hate oilseed rape. It's an evil evil substance and makes me sneeze and wheeze like a mad woman (hence the 'snotty' on yesterday's post title). Sadly, they grow a lot of it around my home, and it makes me feel really rough. Never mind, back to uni soon.

After still not getting a cup of tea, a full Yorkshire Sunday lunch, complete with home made Yorkshire Puddings made up for it. Not to mention the home made blackcurrant (from the orchard) crumble and custard for afters. All is good.

1 comment:

John Robertson said...

Would it not have been a good idea to get the puncture repaired?!