An interesting day involving the Explorer. On my way to work this morning I was on the interstate - three lane in this stretch. I had a semi tanker about 30 feet in front of me - he was in the center lane and I was in the right lane. He lost two hoses. I can't tell you the exact diameter of the hoses but you know the ones - you've seen them when a tanker drops gas at a station. I hit the brakes and started moving toward the right because they were sliding that way on the road at about 80. I was completely on the shoulder braking at about the same speed they were when I decided that I wanted to be on the other side of that problem. Let off the brakes and punched it to squeeze between the hoses and the guard rail to get in front of the problem. I consider myself lucky that the truck didn't get hit because those hoses were starting to flail around severely. Had to go to the main office that morning for an interview - stopped by Advance to pick up some coolant for the radiator swap. They only had the 50/50 mix. No problem - go back - interview the candidate and hit Autozone before lunch. Autozone doesn't carry it. No problem - stopped by another Advance location on the way home which included some severe Friday afternoon traffic and scored. Why is it so hard to get something that is supposedly in stock? Coming home - a car pulls out in front of me and crawls. Apparently, they thought I approached them to fast (55 zone - they were doing about 35 when I got to them) so they slammed on their brakes apparently to teach me a lesson. Apparently I've done a good job on the brakes because I did not hit them - all tires squawling without the antilock kicking in. They were lucky today although they may not feel the same way. The rear of the car had dents - apparently because this is something they like to do. Unfortunately, the law sides with the person you hit in the rear no matter the circumstances. Unfortunately also, there was a kid in the car. It's been a less than optimum day.