Donâ€™t ask me how I did it (because I still donâ€™t know) but I managed to clip a curb three blocks from my momâ€™s house, pop two tires, and ruin a rim. What I initially thought would be a simple tow-and-swap quickly became a massive headache as I realized that no one in Knoxville had my carâ€™s rim in stock.
This means that Iâ€™m stuck in Tennessee for the next 48 hours. I feel like the worldâ€™s worst driver.
And I have nothing but the clothes on my back, my camera, my laptop, my cell charger, the puppies, and my motherâ€™s house to crash at.
I went to Walgreens and bought the essentials: a 3-pack of grannie panties, a toothbrush, and contact solution. Should get me through the next two days, right?
While I waited for the tow truck, my mom pulled up and we snacked on Fritos.
I wasnâ€™t very hungry for dinnerâ€¦ Just in a foul mood from my mess-up. But this was tasty: a baked sweet potato, steamed rainbow chard, and rice cakes with hummus.
Since my momâ€™s friend Patty lives with her, Iâ€™m bunking in momâ€™s bed. I joked that itâ€™s the $500 sleepover â€“ and it really is. I guess it could be worse; itâ€™s a fun excuse to spend more time with MomHTP.
Time to crawl in.