So, I have absolutely no money left whatsoever, but I've got four new tires on the Jeep, which means I shouldn't hydroplane as easily.
Incidentally, what ruined the tire? Having made the appointment for new tires I dug it out without worrying about damaging the ruined tire, and it turned out to be a friggin' wheel balance weight. Because some nameless asshat couldn't be fucked to put this balance weight on correctly, I had to buy new tires today. Argh etc.
Well, who knows? Maybe this averted a bigger disaster, something bad that would have happened if that tire hadn't been ruined. I mean, the tires that were on the Jeep still had some life left in them; the tread passed the penny test even though the wear bars were visible--but the grip I got in wet conditions was considerably less than optimal. It's just possible that this weight was sent from God to save my life.
And I actually should not say "I have absolutely no money left whatsoever", either, because I do in fact have money in my savings account. But I am predisposed to treat that as "money I do not have", because if you spend it you're not saving it, right? I'm not actually broke; I am just technically broke. Broke due to a technicality.
It's all good.
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Incidentally, the Jeep ticked over 186,000 miles on Monday. It's traveled an entire light-second! Whee!