Sunday, March 11, 2012

  After I changed the journal layout, it started raining. It has been raining for 3 days now, non-stop. Been stuck in "the box." Since sometimes I am a bonafide member of the twilight zone, I figured I'd stick in this sunny picture of our rig leaving Florida at the top of the page. Maybe it'll work.
  Deb is doing much better now, with only one more hospital visit scheduled on Tuesday. This will be a big one. The one where they shoot dye into the brain, from a vein in her leg, and find out what's going on with the latest "clip" that they put in to clamp off the bleeder. Last time they injected some cortisone into her knees, and told me to expect a knee replacement sometime in the future...
  Thankfully, the transmission is fixed once and for all, and I have 2 new tires on the rear dually's. I found a bad tire after our last trip to the hospital. We are lucky we made it back without a blowout.

Another $380 with installation. The fact that these are 16.5 inch rims do not help a bit.
   Anyway, we are gearing up to leave Texas in April, with all the repairs to the rig (and my wife) hopefully done...


  1. Omg that tire looks scary. Good thing you checked it.
    Im glad Debbie is doing better. Hopefully this will find something that can help her. Fingers crossed :)

  2. Best of luck for your Debbies visit to the doc and for take off times....I hope to meet you two soon....

    I don't know if I ever mentioned it but I LOVE your vehicle...I always thought these rigs would make a good home. Looking forward to checking it out closer...
    Happy trails...

    1. Movin' on with the spring... Awesome! good to hear! Tires and "auto parts"... the "Rent of the Road" huh? ;)

      We have next week in Phoenix for another week of work... then I gotta wait for a lil' stop-gap dental work and then... early April we're starting to work north toward Colorado/Denver...

  3. Thanks, Bri and Brian...SO I am finally getting all the bugs worked out, and it's turning in to a heavy duty beast! I have good solid walls and a 4" thick floor, with a 4:10 rear...unfortunately no 4 wheel drive...I'll have to watch it in the desert sands or mudholes.

  4. Hey, Guy

    Good news on Deb! Hope she continues to improve and that you two plus Patches have a great trouble-free tour of Colorado. My daughter and grandkids live in Colorado, and raise horses there. Beautiful part of the country.

  5. Hey, Guy

    Forgot to sign. I am anonymous.

    Bob (aka stude53)

    1. Thanks for that, Bob...I was wondering if that was do sneak in sometimes :)