Thursday, October 27, 2005

Chapter 13: An unlucky chapter...

Wow, it would be chapter 13...

On my way to Morro Bay for a family reunion...ALL of the immediate family is already there. Mom and Dad and their new Itasca, Kathy and Tim and the the boys in their 5th wheeler, John and Betsy and their boys in their trailer...all that is missing is me in my beautiful Tioga...

Right outside of Padaro Lane...and I hear an HUGE "kluTHUNK!"....all I can think of is "kuhRAP!"...pulling over...I think it is the main hose...I should be so lucky...the fan clutch broke, sending the fan into the radiator DEMOLISHING the soft metal and sending coolant everywhere...double kuhRAP!

Then, I found out my towing is, pay first and submit a claim....another kuhRAP...I'm changing my towing to AAA...

The gentleman from Colson's towing was calming, pleasant and efficient...he took me to his recommended mechanic...who will remain nameless until I see the quality of his work...

Here is a pic of the sad beast:




and the blown out fan:


So I went for a walk...and saw something odd, and a bit scary: Danny's Deli with Car Wash and ATM...wow, what a combination...


But! I found a lovely cafe to sit and hang out at...The Chamomile Cafe...lovely coffee...with delightful people working there...and, always a plus: free WiFi...



Of course, I just get the call from the mechanic that my car won't be finished today...another kuhRAP...

1 comment:

Mamasan said...

Welcome to the real world of RVing — bills, bills, bills. It's always something! Sometimes it's even dacshunds!