Sunday, August 9, 2009

On Thursday (my second day off) I started sanding the dresser. Brady was studying all day, so I took this project on by myself and tried not to bother him with too many questions on how the power sander works. He snuck in a couple pics of me though!





After getting all the drawers done, I had to take a friend to the airport. I had volunteered to take her and was planing on going without Brady (so he could keep studying), but as the time drew closer, he was done with his studying for the day, and I decided to beg him to come. After much persuasion, he agreed. Little did I know that was a huge blessing.

On the way home from the airport, we had our tire blow out. It was such a weird sound, for a second I looked at the car next to us and thought, "what is wrong with your car?" Then the noise grew louder and I could feel the car pulling. Brady was calm, and made his way across three lanes to the side of the highway. We were still in Salt Lake, and there wasn't an exit for a few miles, so we had no choice but to pull off on the shoulder. We were right under a bridge, so he had me go sit on the ramp under the bridge as far away from the cars as possible, while he changed the tire by himself.

my hero


me sitting on the side





Although I do know how to change a tire, I was very thankful that I didn't have to! Doing all the lifting and bending over on the side of the highway is probably not an ideal situation for a pregnant lady (or really anyone), and Brady was glad that he was there so that I didn't have to. It was kind of scary to be that close to cars, trucks, and semi's zooming by at 80+ miles per hour.

Afterward, we went and played games with his mom and sisters who are in town right now!

6 comments:

The Jeppsen 5 said...

I swear you guys have the WORST luck with tires!! I'm SO glad Brady went with you too! I think it might've been a little bit of divine persuasion along with your begging to get him to go ;)

Glad you guys are ok :)

Christy Gunnell said...

Okay what a blessing Brady came! I can't even picture you trying to change the tire on the freeway while pregnant. I'm intrigued as to what color you are going to paint or stain the dresser...do tell!

Carrie said...

wow, like amy said, you have the worst tire luck. i'm happy brady was there to help. how horrible that would have been for my little pregnant sister.

Anonymous said...

YIKES - another blown tire! What a blessing you didn't go alone - thanks Brady!
Good work on the dresser! You and Brady have really worked hard to make a great nursery for Liv! She a one lucky little girl!
~mom

Dustin and Whit said...

I am so glad you are ok!!! That is SO scary! Thank goodness for husbands, ESPECIALLY when your pregos! Also, I am very impressed with your dresser renovation! Nice work!

Kristi said...

What is it with you guys and tires? Not fair! Aren't you so glad for the little blessings in life like Brady coming with you when he really wasn't planning on it? I love that. I am SO glad he changed the tire safely, that would be scary! Good job sanding the dresser, that's awesome.