Narrowly Avoiding Tragedy July 29, 2021
UNBELIEVABLE…but true. After a week of repair, we picked up our camper with our newly rebuilt transmission and all thumbs up. We joyfully started out toward L.A., winding through breathtaking canyons and entering the desert, when 30 minutes out of town we stopped for gas and heard what sounded like a sudden flat tire on the camper. Ernie got out to discover the bracket that holds the drive shaft (connected to our newly rebuilt transmission) in place had come off, and the entire structure was hanging loose and dangerously close to the ground. We called the repair shop and they told us not to move it lest it cause severe damage. They sent out a tow truck, and hours later towed it BACK TO ST. GEORGE for further repair!
We were as frustrated as you might imagine. We are back in St. George, again, and this feels like an episode out of the twilight zone.
As upsetting as all of this was…we are PROFOUNDLY grateful that the bottom didn’t drop out while Ernie was driving down the highway in that steep canyon at 65 miles an hour. I thank God it happened at the gas station. We are safe. We are together. We love each other. That is all that really matters in the end. We are weary, but in the words of Scarlett O’Hara, “…I’ll think about that tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day”