Saturday, August 11, 2012

Awake at 2.24am

I got a bit freaked out by getting a flat tyre on the back road between Ohariu Valley and Makara on my way from bringing Amy back from her riding lesson.  It was getting dark.  Fortunately a kind man stopped and basically did 90% of the work of changing the tyre.  I haven't done one since I learned to drive at age 17, and I certainly would have taken a very long time to do that on my own.  Actually I don't think I'd have been strong enough to loosen off the bolts on the tyre.  And I didn't have a proper torch - note to self.

It made me realise just how un-self sufficient I am in a practical crisis.

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