A New Tire

Remember last week when Chad had the low tire?  It was ruined.  He wasn’t too upset .. he’s had those tires for 10 months and that’s a record for him.  Some day he’s going to realize that normal drivers keep tires for a lot longer than he does!

Front right tire . . nice, clean and new!  The good thing about going through tires as often as he does is that he can usually still get the exact same model tire so they all match.  You probably can’t see because the back right tire is so dirty but the new tire is a perfect match.  The tires for Chad’s little Mazda were about 1/3 the cost of these truck tires so maybe he will figure out what he’s doing that’s ruining his tires.  Or, maybe not!

Since he was off that day, he did the push mowing for me and raised the fences around the fruit trees and weed eated that area.  I don’t mind doing the riding mower part — especially with a bottle of water in the cup holder and my iPod going, but the push mowing and weed eating . . I don’t like that part at all.

Even sitting in the shade, Nicole was sweating but she was patiently waiting for Chad to finish his chores so they could go fishing!  Two peas in a pod those two!


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    Isn’t it great to have a helper do the things that aren’t our favorite! One of these days he’ll figure out how to save his tires…he isn’t there yet, he’s still too young. 😉

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    Sandy says

    Does Chad have to buy his own tires yet? It seems if they have to spend their own money they take care of things better. Ask me how I know, lol.

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    shirley bruner says

    well, in my experience, tires that don’t last any longer than 10 months….with a young driver….tells me he does a lot of peeling out…..stopping on a dime…..and other manuevers that tear the tread off the tire. yep, he needs to pay for tires. LOL

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    Alma says

    My son-in-law went thru tires like water for a long time at Chad’s age.
    Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Chad may not outgrow this for some time. It should get better when he is no longer living at home, but kids are so unpredictable. They will spend their money on tires and scrimp on other items to suit their lifestyle.