Brigantine, New Jersey 2/24/2014

February 24, 2014 (Monday)

 

Mike here, Edie is really really getting spoiled. Another lazy day. We are almost fully recuperated from New York. I got up early for us, 8 am, and ventured out. I drove to a Costco about 38 miles away. My eyeglasses broke in NYC, so I wanted them repaired.  Also, I needed to get the tires rotated on the Prius.

This firehouse is directly across the street from us.

This firehouse is directly across the street from us.

Our place from the street as I drive off.

Our place from the street as I drive off.

The wind mills were turning pretty good.

The wind mills were turning pretty good.

Clear road, clear sky.

Clear road, clear sky.

It has been a beautiful blue day with high winds and deceptive temperatures. I wore shorts, regretted it when I got out of the car. The Costco in Manahawkin, NJ was very slow, I mean like maybe 20 people when it opened at 10 am. I was the first one in for the rotation. I asked the kind gentleman to estimate how much tread I had left.

My friend, and neighbor in California, Bill has a rough commute, I think 62 miles in one direction, 5 days a week. Bill told me to buy a set of tires at Costco, have my car aligned right after I buy the tires, and rotate the tires faithfully every 7,000 miles. He said the tires never last through the warranty and if I have proof of rotation and alignment, I will get a deeply discounted second set of tires. I decided to try it. I bought tires that had an 80,000 mile warranty. I had the car aligned and have faithfully had the tires rotated.  I went to the optometrist section and they ordered a new frame which should be in on Thursday. They used a crazy glue to temporarily repair my glasses until my lenses are put into the new frames. I received a call from the tire guy and he told me I needed new tires, that the wear bar was showing. So I put a new set of tires at full price on the beast and called it good since I had gotten 91,000 miles out of the old set. The lesson I draw is keep the car aligned and rotate the tires!

Costco through the trees.

Costco through the trees.

Michelin, new tires, should be good for a long time.

Michelin, new tires, should be good for a long time.

I stopped at the local grocery store, ACME and picked up a few things and have spent a quiet day with wife and daughter.

A local grocer.

A local grocer.

This has been our day, hope yours was great.

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