Thursday, August 13, 2015

New Tires for Bob's Birthday

Bob and I woke up at 7:00 this morning--late for us (well, late for me, anyway!)  Today we were supposed to get out early to the tire place. Rush, rush, rush, and we were ready to roll at 8:30. Poor Bob couldn't even sleep late on his birthday. But we arrived at the tire place and they took us right away.

Bob drove the motorhome into the garage and we were able to stay inside while the tire guys removed the damaged tires, rotated the front tires to the back, and put new tires on the front. I spent the time paying bills, calling Verizon to see if they had a better plan for us (nope,) and chatting on the phone to my sister, Gail, in Texas. The time went quickly and we were home just before noon.

Now we have replaced 4 out of the 6 original tires on the motorhome. Bob checked the "born-on" date on the tires because RV tires can sometimes sit on shelves for years before being installed. Since MH tires have a life of about 5-7 years which starts on the date of manufacture, it is important to check that date. Ours were made in February of 2015 so that's fine. But I've heard of people finding out they had purchased two year old tires. These tires cost $750 each, so you want them to be new!

After getting back, I spent a couple of happy hours weaving on my dishtowels warp. Almost finished! Bob worked on a couple of frames he is assembling for Kristen and me.

Ben came over several times today, once to pop his head inside the door and announce that diamonds and emeralds were very expensive jewels, before running off. Well, that's important information! Rob, who had a migraine for the last couple of days, is feeling much better today.

We have our campground lined up for tomorrow's stop in Virginia. Tomorrow we start traveling again.


  1. Happy Birthday Bob! I'm glad you are feeling better. I will never look at tires the same way. Are you making frames for weaving? If so, what new project? (everything is a loom/weaving, hee-hee!)

  2. Bob says thanks for following he birthday wishes! The frame is for a cross stitch picture that Kristen made for me years ago--it's very special to me. When we get it hung up I'll post a photo :)

  3. Happy Birthday to Bob! My husbands name is Bob too.

    We just got new tires on our Trail Blazer. The ones on there were all cracked, not good. And no where near the life expectancy there should have been. Never thought about tires sitting on a shelf somewhere, and could be old before ever being put on. Now I will. Lesson learned.

    Hope you both have a great day ! Ellen