Sunday, May 25, 2014
Fuckin marine billboard in PALM SPRINGS!!!
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Tucson and Anti-monsanto March! to be continued
Friday, May 23, 2014
On the road again! to be continued
What a way to start the day! to be continued
I decide to drive to the diesel truck place, which I'm so grateful is just a block off the freeway. No one is out and about, on the highway nor at the repair place but it looks like there are several on this little back-alley street.
I inspect the truck again, this time feeling the heat coming of the driver's side tire, I examine the wheel - it is not centered!
I panic and call Mr. Derrick! He tells me I just can't get a break/brake.... ha ha ah - wheel bearings! He tells me not to drive anywhere - thankfully, I'm already at the repair shop.
I feel suddenly so thankful - I could have had a terrible accident. Now I have to wait for the mechanic to arrive. I'm HOPING they are working today, this Friday before a holiday!
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Oh no, no brakes!!!!!
It is dark, dry now but lightening in the near distance, hot still. I pull over on the shoulder, pumping my brakes to stop, pulling up the emergency brake at the very end, and try to find out what happened. I see no leaks, no cables dragging underneath the truck.
I decide to go forward, still smelling something but hearing only the engine - which thank the goddesses sounds strong and normal.
I pull off at the next exit, see all the lights off at the roadside businesses and gas stations, only the motel lit up, and decide to try to make it to the rest stop just before El Paso.
I get to the rest stop without hitting anyone or running over the curb and smashing into the bathroom buildings!
I lift my cab by myself - Derrick has passed on the trick of opening the doors and then lifting the cab - 15 years I've had my truck and not one guy has shared this trick with me until Derrick, my fabulous and incredibly competent Atlanta mechanic!
I shine my flashlight over and under the engine but cannot see anything wrong. I decide to wait til morning. As I climb into the camper, the heavens open with big plodding drops of rain, then brilliant lightening and raucous thunder!
The lights go out at the rest stop, which I'm grateful for as the truck stopped right under a way too bright lite.
I go on-line and find a diesel truck repair shop 5 miles away, at the outskirts of El Paso. I'll try to make it there early in the a.m., before any rush hour, so I have less vehicles to wipe out if my brakes fail totally.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Ways in which women are becoming just like men:
Leaving Louisiana and entering Texas