Thursday, May 24, 2012

Another big breakdown... Really?

The Ladies Bible Study at Harvest Church in Dothan, AL meets on Thursday mornings. When we lived here, I was a member to this blessed group. I had been invited to speak to these dear ones this morning about why I wear a kippa and keep the commandments of Torah.

Richard dropped me off and went to find a local home base for us at the Shallow Creek RV Park in Ashford, AL. After we were both at the park, Richard was repositioning the coach so our electrical cord would reach. I noticed a stream of red fluid draining from the driver's side underbody. It looked like our Safari was bleeding to death. Power steering fluid, oh boy!

Norma Jean who operates the park knew a local truck mechanic and called him for us. Soon Michael from 8M Truck & Diesel LLC gave us the sad news. We needed a steering gear box. Not a seal or a gasket or any little old inexpensive thing, but the whole box! IF he could find one, it would not be here until after the Memorial Day weekend... that would be Tuesday at the earliest.

We spent the rest of the day getting parts for our bay door latches since our only key had broken in one of the locks. It was comforting to buy parts we could afford for a job we could do ourselves. It was also comforting to know that YHVH has us in HIs strong right hand... Just think if the steering had gone out driving at freeway speeds. Ouch!


  1. Yes, reading this on the Safari yahoo group made me shudder in fear of what if it had gone out on the interstate! You are blessed and being watched over!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

    1. Yes, we sure are!

      BTW, how do you get your signature to post with your comments? That's plum cool!