Monday, April 9, 2018
Road Trip to NC
We wanted to get an early start this morning so I had a list of stuff and Sherry had hers to do. I have been checking a maverick tire for two weeks, it has not lost a pound of air as of last night. Last night I also started the diesel engine so I wouldn’t have a surprise this morning.
So this morning I check the odd tire and it has lost 40 lbs overnight. I dug the compressor out and aired it up.
Stepped inside and the engine would not start. WHAT? Fortunately the engine has an auxiliary battery and it started.
Finally on the road. And it started raining. The wipers would not work. It was a wild experience. So I drove 50 miles in off and on rain. With no wipers. Once out of nowhere the wipers made A half cycle and stayed out in like they were giving up making a big V. Then in a few minutes they came back to the ‘rest’ position. They never worked again, but the rain stopped at Jacksonville, FL.
Then we stopped for fuel. While the tank was being filled we both heard a loud boom. Sherry came to the door and asked, “Did we just have a blow out?”
“NO, I said I think it came from a truck. But I will check.”
YES one of our rear inside dual tires had blown while it was sitting still! This was a very interesting trip. It is not good practice but I decided to drive on 3 rear tires. We were able to laugh about it all.
We had left over hamburger steak with mushrooms and onions and a salad for lunch at a rest area allowing the tire time to rest. We stopped several times coming in and still made it in with no more incidents.
We are now set up (partly) here behind Shirl.
Now for an update:
This is my substitute Tomato crop a few weeks ago with 4 blooms:
This is what was left of the original crop. It all froze except for one little sprig that survived, it is now a huge thriving Cherry Tomato plant.
Then this is the substitute crop today:
I dug up the cherry tomato, I hope it survives.
OH and they rode up to NC in our Shower!
We are now happy campers and I must spend some time righting this coach! LOL
From North Carolina
PS: Maybe I can get back to some more states quickly! I feel ‘out to Lunch’ at present. hahahaha
1940 Chevy Pickup