I had great expectations of typing a Memorial Box Monday post as we drove. I obviously was out of my mind.
Since we bought the RV Dw has worked on getting ready for this trip. He had a mechanic work on it, replace a few things and check all the systems. Then another mechanic did some stuff. Then he replaced some of the tires. He wants us to be safe and to have a blast.
So imagine the fun when last night Dw went to go get gas and the thing wouldn’t start. Wouldn’t even turn over. Wouldn't even click. Dw often has said about himself, "I had a mechanical bypass and it was successful." Poor guy! So incredibly talented at so many things (including woodwork, music, etc.,) but not a lick of mechanical know how!
This past week Dw had the mechanic replace the battery, the alternator and some corroded wires. So like, what the heck? Thank you Jesus, the sympathetic RV repairman came right to the house this morning and found that the brand new alternator wasn’t working at all. He replaced it and although we weren’t on the road at our desired 7am, we were off at about 10am.
About an hour and a half into the ride we head up a mountain pass. It’s called Wolf Creek. Infact Dw said yesterday morning as he was preaching, “We’re just praying we get up and over Wolf Creek and then it’s all down hill to NY from there. LOL Yeah, well bless this little RV, but it just didn’t want to go up Wolf Creek. At. All. Dw could not get it to go over about 25 mph and then it was acting like it was dying. I thought Dw was pressing on the gas and lifting off. He wasn’t. Then it was overheating and so we had to keep stopping to let it cool off. In car years, this ol’ girl is probably pushing her limits and she was screamin’ like a naked lady, “Leave me alone you crazy people!”
After finally getting down out of the pass we encountered high winds. Really high winds. I thought I was going to throw up as she was shaking and bobbling along. My dear friend JoJo and her husband Dave had a Winnebago once upon a time. They were on I-70 outside Denver and the high winds just picked it up and flipped it on its side. It’s a true miracle none of them were killed. So that kept going over and over in my head as I prayed.
Then the snow started. There is snow on the ground and it has been coming down really hard. Dw informed me that we are averaging 30 mph so we should get to NY in about 60 hours of drive time. Perfect. =)
The kids are having fun. Dw and some of his friends helped him install seat belts and bucket seats from an old van at the junk yard. I felt like a stewardess serving everyone snacks and lunch while bouncing around the ol’ girl.
I will, Lord willing, work on my Memorial Box Monday post tomorrow. Thank you for all the prayers going up on our behalf. We are at a campground - Dw made sure it had wireless before he checked in. Bless his heart. I think I'll let him sleep in the RV with us tonight. xo