Flat Tires on deadline day. Trip to Disneyland Part 2
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Tuesday was our big deadline for the show we were currently working on. I had been assigned two more scene midday Monday that I had not gotten a chance to start. I had till Tuesday to finish but they really wanted it done by, at least noon. It was doable so I wasn’t really worried.
On the way home though, with the Alesha and the kids (we carpool) as I was three or four miles from home, some person on the freeway pulled up beside me, honked and pointed at the back of our car. I wasn’t going to take any chances and decided to get off the freeway to see what the guy must have been pointing at. It turns out that my right, back tire was going flat. It had a hole in it. If I didn’t do something quick, we wouldn’t make it home.
Now, normally I would have just changed the tire BUT our car is a Honda 2008 CRV and it has a special key to take the tires off plus the antilock breaks turn off when you change the tires AND all the tire sensors stop working also. I didn’t feel comfortable changing the tire of such a fancy car. Don’t ask me why, I just didn’t. So I made the crazy decision to go to the nearest gas station, put air in the tire and try to make it home. From there I was going to the dealer’s to get four new tires put on the car. I was suppose to have done it a month and a half before, since the tires where already in bad shape, but I couldn’t afford it. This forced me to do it even though I couldn’t afford it this time either. The plan worked out well and I managed to pull it off. I dropped off Alesha and the kids, put more air in the messed up tire and drove to the dealership.
What does this have to do with work? Well, since I got the car to the dealership so late, it wasn’t going to be ready until the next day. This meant we only had one car, mine, and it’s a stick shift. Alesha can’t drive stick so this meant that I had to drop Alesha off at work. This would make me get to work later than usual and it also meant that I would need to leave work, earlier than usual to pick her up. This on deadline day! Needless to say it was stressful.
I managed to finish everything though, so in the end, it all turned out alright.
For Part 0, CLICK HERE.
For Part 1, CLICK HERE.
After we entered the park, we made our way past the first Disney character of the day, namely, Goofy. We asked Munchkin if she wanted to go meet him but she freaked out about it so we kept moving.
I told everyone about what I had imagined we would do once we got the park. One of the things I really wanted to do was walk through Sleeping Beauty’s castle, since Munchkin is such a fan. Unfortunately, we had told her that not only would we see where the Disney Princesses lived, but we had also told her we would go to Mickey Mouse’s house. She was kinda more interested in Mickey’s house than anything else.
Another thing I really wanted to do with the kids was go through the Snow White and Peter Pan rides, as well as explore the little Sleeping Beauty Castle walkway. I thought it would be fun for the Munchkin to “live out” some of her favorite movies.
Unfortunately the Snow White ride was misnamed. It should have been called, “The Wicked Queen ride” because the whole darn thing was about the Wicked Queen and Snow White only showed up ONCE at the start.
The Peter Pan Ride should have been called “Peter’s journey into darkness”. Munchkin was more worried about where Dante and Mommy were than anything else.
And the Sleeping Beauty’s castle walkthrough should have been called “Maleficent’s Haunted Castle” since Maleficent was the main attraction of the thing and it was so dark and scary inside.
Munchkin’s reaction to all these rides had been exactly the same, namely, scared out of her wits. So far, her adventure in the Magic Kingdom, was not so magical. I’m not sure she’ll ever want to watch those movies again.
Meanwhile Dante was completely un-phased by the whole thing.
To be continued…
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