Tired beyond belief. The mandatory tire-blow-out occurred today. BOOM. Rubber shredded, metal skidding. Scary for a moment, then silence. No spare. No lug nut turn-y thing. Just a tiny, barely effective jack.
Four hours later, we had miraculously gotten a temp tire and put it on, rumbling awkwardly down the lumpy, uneven California roads. A hotel later, and we are stuck in one place for a while.
Home is looking pretty wonderful.