Insert my personal panic about money and how much I have (and don't have). I have been trusting God all along, every step of the way. And, I will continue to trust Him in this. God cares for me, and is for me.
This morning, I went to a junk yard with a friend to pick through the tires that they had there. If you know anything about junk yards (which I didn't at the time), you can probably pay a small fee (in this case, it was $2) and pick through any cars for parts you may need. Buying new SUV tires would probably be around $80 each, and $300 for the set, so I was eager to save any money I could by getting something decent instead of new.
|This is the pile 'o tires.|
And these tires.
Looking for a specific size tire. Do you know the size of your tires? Did you even know that they don't come in Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large and Oh-My-That's-A-Huge-Tire? I had an idea that I needed to know numbers, but I didn't know that there were so many different sizes.
225-70-15. That's mine.
And we sifted, and sifted, and sorted and stacked. Until I found this. One. Tire.
|This sad little guy appeared after looking for about 45 minutes.|
But we decided to leave it. Which, I am pretty happy we did.
We ventured in the back of the junk yard, back where all the picked-apart vehicles sit, waiting to be of use to someone. There were soooo many sad Jeeps. And sadly, some of them were actually better looking than mine- they just weren't really functional anymore.
When we went in the back, we found two little prizes!
A brand-new, never-used temporary tire ($12) and a very good-looking 225-70-15 just waiting for me :) ($15). Tomorrow I will be shopping around for a tire place that will switch my rim, balance the tire and all that jazz. Hoping to spend $10-$15 on that.
Total cost for the day was $27, plus tax. Total for the regular tire is $30ish. Very far from the $80ish for a new one!
Still on the shopping list:
-2 more tires (to replace the odd-sized one and the dry-rotted one)
Determined to Save Money on a Low Budget