Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wednesday Night and We are in Sequim!

Tis good to be in the bone yard once again.

It has been a long day for Ron. He was up at 6:00 this morning and on the road at 6:30. I got up with him when his alarm went off to make sure he had everything he needed for the day. I packed him a lunch with a couple of extra snacks and 3 bottles of water. He gathered his hard hat, heavy jacket and work gloves and headed out the door for the 51 mile drive to Sequim. He wanted to make sure he had plenty of time to get there.

After Ron left I crawled back into our warm bed, it was chilly in the motor home so I went where it was warm. We don't run the furnace at night when we are sleeping. I read for about an half hour before falling back asleep. I woke up at 10:00 from a dream where I was scrambling to get to the ticket box to sell tickets. Guess my mind was thinking about work.

The mechanic worked on/off on the motor home for most of the day. He finally finished up about 3:00. The owner had the mechanic drive the motor home out of the repair shop lot and around the block and parked us in his driveway facing the street. Since we didn't know what time Ron would be back to pick me and the motor home up he wanted us to be where we could get out as they lock the repair shop lot each night (though the last two nights they just closed the gate and hung the lock so we could get out if necessary). I went and paid the bill ~ it was $642. I then called Ron and told him how much it was so he could call the credit union and move some money around to cover the check. That bill has wiped us out. We are praying that there are no more repairs needed for a long time.

I went back to the motor home and readied it for the trip to Sequim. And then I waited. And waited some more. While waiting I thought this is ridiculous ~ IF I knew how to drive the motor home I could just drive to Sequim saving Ron a return trip to Suquamish and then another trip back to Sequim. I sat and thought for awhile and came to a decision ~ I AM GOING TO LEARN HOW TO DRIVE THIS DARN MOTOR HOME AND DRIVE IT WITH CONFIDENCE! I shared this decision with Ron when he arrived at the motor home. The plan is for me to drive the motor home from Sequim to Port Townsend on Sunday. If you think about us on Sunday afternoon, pray that I will not be nervous about driving and will tackle this challenge with courage and confidence.

Ron called at 5:15 and said he was on his way. He arrived at the motor home at 6:40 and we were on the road in about 10 minutes. One minor glitch, when the mechanic parked the motor home he did not turn the key all the way off and so we had a dead battery. Ron quickly jumped the motor home off the house batteries and we were on our way. Once we got into Sequim I went to the gas station to fill Albert's car and pick up some Sprite for Shawn. He had called Ron and asked him if he could pick him up a 2 ltr bottle. Since I was stopping for gas I got the Sprite. Ron went on ahead to the bone yard. By the time I arrived at 8:30 Ron had the electricity hooked up, the motor home leveled and was ready to go back to work. I don't know how late the guys will be working or what time they start again in the morning.

I then called Theresa and told her the wayward ticket sellers were back. She was glad to know that the motor home was fixed and we made it without any more problems. We talked about work for tomorrow. I am going to meet her at 10:00 to set up the ticket booths. It should take about two hours and then I will have a break before we start again at 3:30 in the afternoon. The carnival is supposed to be open from 4:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. tomorrow. I don't know the start times for Friday or Saturday. Tear down will be Saturday night.

One thing we are looking forward to is Sunday. Since we only have to move from Sequim to Port Townsend, about 25 miles, we are going to find a church to attend here in Sequim. It will be so nice to fellowship with like believers and hear a sermon. If you know of a good church in Sequim drop us a note before Saturday night so we can check when services are.

Well it is almost 9:45 so I should get off the computer and go to bed so I am well rested for tomorrow and the rest of the weekend.

Please join us as we give thanks to the Lord that the motor home was repaired, Ron was able to put in a full day's work today and that Albert graciously loaned us his car for 2 full days. We ask for continued prayer as we work for the next three days here in Sequim and that we don't have any more problems with the motor home. Also, don't forget me on Sunday when I drive to Port Townsend. I know I can do it with the help of the Lord.

Thanks for reading my blog and all the notes that you have sent our way the last few days. They are all truly appreciated.


7 comments:

  1. You can do this. I know you can. Besides..you will show up Norm. I tried to tell him he could he tow the trailer to the Al's and he would NOT do it. We took it there for the window and spring tune up.

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  2. Ali, you and Ron are safe and sound in Sequim. That is a good thing! Here's hoping you can make up that extra money for the repair very soon.

    I admire your courage to drive the motorhome. I haven't driven ours and I know it leaves me in a vulnerable position.

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  3. I don't know how to drive ours, either. We have a travel trailer, 34' long, that we pull with a pick up truck. I need to learn to drive it, but have always been afraid. I will certainly be thinking of you on Sunday, you brave woman!

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  4. Ali,
    We pray God grants you all you need to dirve that big thing with safety and confidence. We know you can do it! He is with you. Also, we pray you find a fellowship to be with and worship with in your travels.

    Hugs,
    Sharon who's a pastor

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  5. Alice you'll do fine driving the motor home. I drive ours and it's 43 feet long, plus we tow our RAV.

    When we first started RVing we had a 23 foot travel trailer that we pulled with a Toyota Tundra. Our friend Carol told me it would be a good idea to learn to drive the truck (We'd just met her and her DH Chuck and we've since become good friends). Her comment came to mind occasionally and when we bought our first motor home I took it for a spin. We still had our truck then and I did learn to drive it too.

    When we traded in our first motor home and bought this one, it was a couple of months before I tried driving it. I'm so glad I got used to it before John got sick. There have been times when I've HAD to drive because he was in too much pain. Even when he was feeling well, I was the one who would park it when we had a back in spot.

    Now I encourage every woman to learn to drive her rig, you never know when you might HAVE to drive it.

    You can do it, Alice! You will feel so good and you'll wonder why you waited so long! We'll be praying for you.

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  6. Get your motor runnin'
    Head out on the highway
    Lookin' for adventure
    And whatever comes our way

    Born to be wild!!!!

    You go, girl! LOL!

    hugs,
    dee

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  7. I am glad to have found your blog on the RV-Dreams site! Very sorry to read about the Motorhome expense! Hope you are able to recover from it quickly.

    I really believe you will do well with your upcoming trip to PT. That road is a little curvy but easier to drive than it might seem and you have the right attitude! Have confidence!

    -Mike & Heidi
    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"
    HTTP://WWW.VanTramps.Com

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