Wednesday, February 29, 2012

That was close!

I didn't get a chance to work Kat or ride Aruba over the weekend.  Although I wanted to and things were lined up for both, it didn't happen.  A lot of other things did though, not all of them good, but it has made an impact as far as driving Kat is concerned.

We went down to Tucson to visit family. We got a late start headed back and about 20 miles outside Oracle Junction- we had an issue with the van. Four of the five wheel lugs sheered off the front passenger side wheel. While waiting for help to arrive, I tried to start the van and an electrical whatever went off causing the lights to flash and horn to honk. I got it shut off, tried starting it again and it all went berserk again. Third time was a charm and it started up without issue.
Help arrived, we spent the night in Tucson, got everyone and everything situated and home again. The van was repaired and goes into the shop tomorrow for a thorough 'once over'.  I have a renewed respect for the small things that can cause big problems. In thinking about climbing into the cart for the upcoming CDE? Well nothing can go wrong to the extent of what could have happened with the van.  I have found a strange kind of 'settled calm' with this.

Add to that the rush of getting everything in order, needing to buy stuff, make stuff and find stuff for the CDE... and yeah. The next two weeks are going to be a bit crazy for me.

1 comment:

fernvalley01 said...

guess when you see what the worst case scenario could be , and know you can handle it , the rest is gravy