|Figure seen in Carmo Convent, Portugal|
So in the midst of an extremely busy week getting back into the swing of things with our Company and my part-time job I managed to get a screw in my tire. The air did not go out but I could hear it thumping so figured out pretty quickly what was wrong. We have only lived here for just less than two years so didn't have a tire shop yet. I stopped in before work to Canadian Tire which is known for retail hours but not so great service. They lived up to the expectation telling me they were fully booked for two days with people changing to summer tires. I shot right back - I hadn't planned on getting a screw in my tire or I would have pre-booked!
Since the tire was holding air I drove quickly to work, getting desperate to find a tire shop before the air let go and cost us a tow or driveway tire change. My co-worker recommended a tire shop and guess what they did? Repaired my tire entirely for free! Unreal. I was fully expecting a $75 or more bill. All they said was although they were fully booked they always fit in flat tires if I could leave it.When I picked it up with no bill, they just asked for me to think of them when buying my next set of tires. Obviously a company that gets it. I don't have many readers near Vancouver Island or the Comox Valley but if you are in the area, please shop at Kal Tire Courtenay! They rock! And yes, I am buying some tires there in the fall. And Sonya Ann, if you read this I am sending some of this good car karma your way!
I finally have a bunch more castle photos edited so my next post will feature the Templar's Castles of Portugal!