Saturday in Nebraska
Tow truck: $55
New tire: $100
Half an hour of long distance, out-of-area phone calls to coordinate arrival of tow truck: $30?
Sudoku puzzle book to keep me occupied while tire guys put new tire on my car: $10
Hotel room in Lincoln, Nebraska because I didn't make it to Des Moines like I'd planned (but also couldn't cancel the reservation in Des Moines): $80
Not dying, not wrecking my car, not ruining my rims, and not having to wait out a 3-day weekend in North Platte, Nebraska (pop. ~20,000): priceless