After comming to a stop and the wife giving me that what the heck look, after bumping her head off the window, and me acting all sweet and innocent about it,, I say,, pit stop.
As I get ready to get out of the truck,, I get the Ole* rolling eyes and raised eyebrow look,
(common guys,, you all have witnessed that look at least once, possibly more if your like me).
Ok,, I finally get out of the truck,, with eyes glaring through my skull, peircing my brain like a light saber,,(sizzle). I walk down the side of the truck and looking at the trailer as I proceed to the back and notice one of the tandem tires seems a bit low. I stop and lean down to inspect it, and notice that is only going low on the bottom of the tire. How come a tire never goes low at the top of the tire?. Its like you never see a tire go flat on top. I will have to go online and research that. I finally get to the back of the trailer and look to see if anything fell off, came loose and in fact missing. I look at the hitch and tow bar, the safety chains and wire connections,,, looks all good to me. I make my way to the back of the toad,, in which case is the Dodge truck. All looks good,, typical amount of dead bugs on the windshiled and mirrors.
I walk to the back of the truck and something is missing. I stand there scratching my head wondering what was missing,,,,, something is missing, but what can it be?. I survey the situation as the wife walks back and just looks at me like Ive lost my mind, (between you and me,, she thinks I have actually lost my mind with my antics and such). Then it dawns on me,, This big light bulb goes off above my head, Blink, blink, blink,, it flashes,, Its not as bright as an LED light, but bright enough being an old style incondecent bulb. I had forgot the magnetic lights,, No wonder people were honking and passing me pointing backwards, I ponder the thought as to why I had forgotten to hook them up. Then I see some wire dangling over the tailgate. Ut Oh.... I can take a wild guess what those wires went to. Ok 3 guesses and the first two dont count. Apparently the wind blew the lights off the cross bar mount and they dangled and bounced a bit before breaking off and ending up somewhere in the vast land of nothing.
Yea,, Thats it,,,,, thats obvious,,, or,,,,,,,,,,, maybe a tail light theiving ninja hopped on back of the truck while we were toodling down the road and cut the wires, and took the lights and tucked them in his ninja outfit and jumped off. (I'm kind of leaning towards the ninja idea myself), the wife isnt buying it. Ok,, I tried to be reasonable and explored the options.
I unlock the tool box and retrieve another set of magnetics,, I always carry a spare. and I get them connected and plugged in.. I then take my trusty number one acc. to any tool box, a roll of duct tape, and commince to taping the snot out of the lights to the cross bar,, these lights are not comming off with out a blow torch. Thats all done,, time for a break,,
Meanwhile the wife is walking around stretching her legs and enjoying the scenery,, basically looking at literally nothing,, seriously,,, there is nothing to enjoy looking at. Unless you thrill at the sight of a plastic bag and an empty soda bottle and a cig butt on the pavement. I get the air compressor out and hook up to the tire to bring the air back up to specs before we take off.. As the compressor hums away,, and I watch the air guage,, I relaize this is not a fast job.
I leave it to hum and walk around, trying to see something remotely interesting and find a *Land mark sign. Way cool,, a historical marker,,in the middle of no where. I read the fine print on this half million dollar,paid by tax payers money plaque. Says on this day in 18 hundred something or nuther, some dude and his home boys rode from somewhere over a big hill,, (cant see no hills closeby,) and met up with some indian dudes,, had a dis agreement about something or nuther about tresspassing, blah blah blah, they was shot and killed dead,,and someone later on came along and said wow,, someone got dead or something,, ,, so the state figured they was important enough to put up a plaque for them.. Im still scanning the horizon for the hill they was supposed to have crossed,,, I dont see anything,, nada, ziltch.
Okay,, That was a waste of 10 minutes reading about something that makes no sense at all.
I go back over and check on the air compressor humming along adding approx. 3/16ths of a pound of air ever 10 minutes,,, and from what I can see,, the tires isnt as flat as it was before I hooked up the air compressor. For $4.99, I figured I would get a high quality air compressor,, I thought wrong,, I should have splurged for the $5.99 one.. but a little late for that right now.