“The van is making a thumping noise, like a flat tire. I pulled over and the tires are fine.” she said in a concerned, almost panicked voice. I told her I thought it was a CV boot or something like that. I am not a mechanic, which will become apparent by the end of this story.
I hung up and called my wife’s uncle Dan. He is a mechanic. He asked me some questions which I didn’t know the answer to so he said he would call my wife directly and ask her.
She hung up and called her brother, Jimmy. He was eating at a restaurant close by so she drove there to meet him.
Dan called and ended up talking to Jimmy and after some questions asked and answered he said “Check the lug nuts.” Jimmy did and found 4 out of the five lug nuts were loose.
This leads me back to the headline of this story. I really didn’t try to kill my wife.
Needless to say I am thankful that the wheel stayed on and my family is safe. I am going to be more paranoid about making sure that the lug nuts are tight.
God is good to us and this little experience just shows the fragility of our lives and how something small can change everything in a blink of an eye.
Thank you Lord for you grace to me and my family.