I an headed to Santa Barbara tomorrow night for a conference, and I am hoping to meet our own HisStigness for lunch Thursday. After lunch, I head to Monterey to share dinner with an old friend who really knows wine, then court Friday morning. The weather has me concerned.

My biggest worry is the tires on my Infiniti are worn. I was hoping to stretch them another 1500 miles, but fresh wraps would make me feel safer in the rain I will be driving in (generally the Q70L is amazing in such conditions). I believe I may be getting tires today, even though cash is tight. Why take a chance?