The flat tire has been dealt with and it didn’t even inconvenience me too much. I had AAA tow me to a local Toyota dealership and had a wonderful conversation with the driver and technician. I even convinced the technician to get a book called Grit to learn a bit more about persistence and growth mindset (he wants to finish his college degree at some point).
So they dropped me and my car off at the dealership and they fixed the issue. Unfortunately, a nail had somehow cut into the side of the tire so I had to replace it entirely, but according to them the rest of the wheels are in tip top shape and don’t need to be replaced. I am going to trust their judgement and move on with my day.
I did take Lyft to/from the Delta Flight Museum, though, which was quite fun. It was smaller than I had hoped, but I guess having a museum in an old hangar at an airport means it can’t be too big. They had some old planes to view, including an example crop duster which was the foundation of Delta before it was Delta back in the early 1900s. I got a chance to walk through a 767 and a 747 on site and viewed some of the tiny spaces they put flight attendants and pilots for rest on long flights.
While I was gone I got a call from a representative at the dealership who offered to buy my car as some sort of program. I thought about it but decided not to go through with it because I NEED THE CAR FOR THE ROAD TRIP. I guess that’s a bit on the nose, but it seems like a valid point.
Anyway, I look forward to a couple of fun days in New Orleans, despite some rain that will be making it a bit wet.