Sunday, September 16, 2018
Yep, we have a bad day every once in awhile
Into every life a little rain…… & love bugs
The front of the coach.
Well we have so many very good and good days one cannot complain when a ‘little’ rain falls. Today we stopped below Montgomery, Ala. To fill up with diesel. Son Mark asked if we would need the tow vehicle the rest of the way, our answer was. No. He disconnected it and headed on to NC. He wanted to get to Belmont and say hello and goodbye to his kids and head for Florida.
We headed up the road sans the tow car. I always enjoy time with my girl. When we headed for Georgia the coach skipped a bit. I didn’t like it but kept on going. Then the WARNING LIGHT, THEN THE HEAT GAUGE PEGGED AND OUT THE SIDE WINDOW I SAW A HUGE PUFF OF BLACK SMOKE. We pulled over.
I knew the belt was gone because the engine alternator also quit.
The shoulder is 10’ wide, we are 8. I did not let my tires off the edge, I had seen three buried to the axle today. That left 1 ½ ‘ to the white line. The Mirror is out 8” that leaves 10 “ for 1,350,345 trucks
plus 2,600,015 cars to pass.
LOL. We sat there for 4 hours awaiting a tow truck. The coach weaved with EVERY TRUCK and some cars. OUCH.
Ah, the tow truck arrived.
Driven by Dawn, a tough 55 year old lady.
She climbed up under the coach looking at the engine, climbed out and said, “Me ‘n you could fix it, if we had the parts.”
She towed us to a truck stop, so here we set until in the AM. We are hoping a mechanic that she knows at this truck stop, can get to it.
We know it could have been lots worse. But this is life on the road. We have only been towed twice in our 22 years on the road.
Life is good. We will not miss any appointments or SCHOOL (-: ;-) We will spend this time just enjoying good company!
Ps: Son Jack called to check on us. Sherry filled him in. Told him not to call Mark. Later Mark called and wanted to know if we wanted him to come back, of course we said NO!
All is well.