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.