The homecoming was a little stressful. It started with me having a class for work that morning. I asked my coworkers how long this class was and the general response was “coupla ahrs” which in
The homecoming was a little stressful. It started with me having a class for work that morning. I asked my coworkers how long this class was and the general response was “coupla ahrs” which in Louisiana lingo means “’bout two hours”. Great, I can go to class at 8am, go home and change clothes and still be on the road for the 4hr round trip by noon, effectively getting home before dark (it gets dark at 5:30pm now). Of course it didn’t go that easy, you really didn’t believe it would…did you? I got out of the “death by powerpoint” class well after noon. I called my hubby who now informed me that he could not go because he couldn’t leave work. So I was going to be going with a family friend that had agreed to the trip because we needed his big ol’ truck. We finally get on the road with tools, air compressors and a pile of other things just in case we have any problems. Of course we had other problems…lol.
We got there and as expected I am beside myself excited. I’m finally getting my Airstream!! “C’mon back” I yelled as I directed my friend to the hitch. “Whoa, right there, thats good”, He gets out and walks to the back of the truck to inspect my directional skills…yes, I am awesome. Lets hook up….wait, there are no hooks on the safety tow chains. There also is no adaptor to fit for the running lights and it is starting to get dark. This is awesome, no way am I leaving without her. Off to Loves truck stop, surely they will have something to fix us up.
Well what do ya know, battery powered flashing emergency lights, perfect. Now what about hooks for the chains, surely they have something we can use for that. The answer to that is Nope, there was nothing. We asked where the closest auto parts store was, ‘that would be in the next town over’ was our answer. So off we went in search of the elusive auto parts store. (It is at this point our friend is notifying my hubby that he nows owes him until the end of time) A little later we find it and we got the chain hooks, but now again no lights because we put the others back thinking surely an auto parts store would also carry them. We were very wrong, no lights powered by battery are in this store. we even asked each clerk to be sure. Ok check out with the chain hooks and back to Loves for the lights. Now we have lights and hooks, lets go get Adelida. We were smart enough to bring a compressor so while he hitched up the trailer I went around to each tire and put the correct amount in each one, until I got to the last one. It was at this point that the compressor gave up on me, so now I have the perfect pressure tires and one tire with very low pressure. What do we do now, oh yeah….pull her to LOVES! (now our friend is questioning how much he really needs us as friends..lol)vWe got back to Loves, aired up the tire, filled up the truck, went to the restroom, and got back on the road. No more stops until we get home. She pulled home like a champ,
We finally got home close to 9pm and hubby was there waiting with a huge pot of delicious gumbo. I don’t know where all of you are from but I do know that here in Louisiana, gumbo solves many problems.