Friday, March 19, 2010

Meineke strikes again

Last Saturday we headed off to Steamboat Springs to visit some wonderful friends of ours. We had a marvelous time! More on that later.
As we left Boise and passed Mountain Home (about 45 miles outside of Boise), our front left wheel popped off. Not the tire, the entire wheel. Lug nuts, hubcap, tire, everything. Thank goodness Eric is a smart driver and knew how to handle the situation, thus all Aspen and I noticed was that our Jeep was tipping (of course after a couple seconds I realized the full situation).
The first thought that entered my mind was, We're alive! It's a miracle.
The second thought was, Meineke.......
As you can see in the photo, after the wheel came off the Jeep, we drug along the side of the road for about 500 feet, leaving a nice trail behind us. Honestly, I couldn't believe that we were okay, and that the only damage done was to our car. I am so grateful that we prayed before we started the trip, and that the Lord was watching over us. I'm also so grateful to my husband, who did not freak out, but simply slowed down.
We were delayed about 2.5 hours (I won't bore you with all the details), but were still able to go on our trip, thanks to Eric's wonderful family, who brought us their truck to Mountain Home, and let us take it on our trip.
Meineke has offered to pay for our Jeep to get fixed, and that's all I'm saying about that.


Bethany Fegles Photography said...

Oh dear! That's awful! I'm so glad you're all ok and that you were still able to go on your trip! And especially that Meineke will be repairing your car.

Josh and I bough at Ford Explorer once from a guy in the country. We decided to drive it to Ikea in Seattle the next weekend. On the drive up, going 70 on the freeway (the speed limit in WA) our back left WHEEL came off! I thought we were going to die! Our wheel ended up hitting another guy's brand new truck and then bouncing off of the side of a semi-truck and rolling down the side of the freeway. We didn't get it back. The back end of our car was totally smashed from the impact on the freeway. I was so thankful for Josh's completely calm driving!! He just slowly pulled over while trying to keep the vehicle straight. I was riding in the backseat (on the left side) with one of our two friends that was with us and so I got to see all of the sparks flying from the metal hitting metal at such a fast speed. I cried pretty hard. :)

Jodi and Jesse said...

Holy cow! I am so glad that you guys are ok. That is so scary. 2 strikes agains Meineke!

Nicole said...

wow. I guess I'm never going to meineke!

Sasha Cornelius Eggli said...

Meineke, Meineke, Meneike. Tisk, Tisk, Tisk!

Emily said...

I'm pretty sure i would have peed my pants. I hope you offered the fact that your husband is a lawyer.