How My $280 alignment/brake adjustment turned into a $1407 New Tire Odyssey

But, maybe, you don’t want to know. Ah well.

Yesterday I dropped by Les Schwab to get my brakes checked; since I’d previously gotten a box on my dash display saying “Check Your Brake Rotor.” That’ll be $140 please.

The guy working on my brakes came to me and said “You need to see this.” The inside edge of both my front tires were worn right down to mid-2nd ply. (2nd ply? Inner ply? Whatever is just before blowout.) So, damn.

Alignment: $140 just so happens. Which should be done or any tires put on the front of my truck will wear the same.

So, today: $1407 for 4 brand new all terrain tires.

And I had just paid the new fridge off.


Otherwise it’s still mostly SSDD around here. Leg is slowly getting better. Trying to get outside stuff started.

Did pull my garden towers out of the FILA and up to the garden area behind the house. Got “stuff” planted in it. The Wx is keeping it watered. For now.

Oh, my blood test the other day showed I was low on Potassium so the new Doc has me taking ‘extra’ potassium. Fasting blood test slated for tomorrow to see if that’s helped any.

BUT, my blood pressure has been right around 110/76 for the past couple of weeks, today it was 106/68, so I’m thinking that maybe I’m getting away from needing the bp meds.

Man, that would be nice.

And in case y’all were wondering: SWMBO is as beautiful as ever.

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