Does it ever end? That’s okay, I love Adventure

Okay, so I haven’t posted for awhile.  I do get lazy about posting, but that doesn’t mean nothing has been happening.
I have been in Sheridan County, Nebraska since June 7th.  At the end of the first week my A/C quit.  I thought about just going through the summer without it,  but when the afternoon temps are in the 90s and it’s hotter in your car than outside,  it’s a necessity. So, I took a day off and got it repaired.  If you are ever in Chadron and need work on an import car,  take it to Rick’s Import Repair.  Those guys are great.
Anyway,  I do wish these things would happen at longer intervals.  It’s only been two weeks and I got another surprise adventure today.  By the way,  today is my 31st wedding anniversary.  What better way to celebrate it!
So I’m having a decent day,  looking forward to finishing up tomorrow and heading home on Friday.  It’s just not going to happen  that way,  I guess.
I usually turn my car off when I pull up to show a photo.  Well, I pulled up and the rancher was outside, so I left my engine running.  When I got back in and headed down the road,  I noticed that my A/C fan wasn’t running as fast as it should.  Then I noticed the charge light was on.  Oh no!  Yup…alternator going out.
Fortunately I made it 12 miles up the road and even found a place to park off the road right when the engine shut down.  I locked the car and waited a few minutes.  A truck went by and I thought the guy saw me,  but he went right by.  A few minutes later he came back and gave me a ride into Gordon.  It’s six o’clock,  any work on my car is going to have to wait until tomorrow.  Now I need a ride to Rushville.
I didn’t want to hitchhike, so I decided to start walking until someone offered me a ride.  It’s 14 miles to Rushville.  It’s 80 degrees and the sun is shining in my face…I set off.  I walked and I sweat…it felt kinda good.  I was getting a little tired after about 3 miles.  A Sheridan County Sheriff’s car went by heading toward Gordon.  I figured I might see him again if he decided to come back that way.  Sure enough,  I had been walking about an hour and he showed up and offered me a ride.  I had walked about 4 miles.  My feet hurt,  feels like blisters,  but no blisters…not yet anyway.  Sunburned face?  I think so.  I’m gonna sleep well tonight.

My shadow as I walk toward Rushville

My shadow as I walk toward Rushville

 

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One Response to Does it ever end? That’s okay, I love Adventure

  1. Here is a link to a good friend of mine that lives in Kansas – I think you will like him. His name is Jed – he lives in a shed !

    http://www.justin.tv/thejedshed

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