Thursday, April 13, 2017
Quilt Roadie Drama
I know that those of you that see my Instagram and Facebook know about the fiasco of the last couple of days...and, we will be documenting some of it on the Quilt Roadies Vlog once we catch up on our rest. One of the #1 things I have noticed as of late is you rarely get a straight answer...one person tells you one thing...and then another tells you something different. Maybe because I come from a medical background where fact as relayed, when not the truth makes headlines...I am frustrated by the variety of stories or alternate facts we live with! And, so begins our saga...first let me share how blessed we were that we broke down...not on a freeway...but in front of 3 Dudes Quilt Shop! I mean...how lucky am I, LOL...and, to console myself I bought fabric...did I ever share with you that fabric has medicinal properties?!
First...the time frame was much longer than Good Sam said it would be...then, I called back and made sure that the tow truck driver would have room for 2 adults and a dog. Was put on hold and then when she came back on line said no problem we would all fit. The real fact, dogs was not allowed in the cab of the truck (even though there was room) because one time a tow truck driver was bit by a dog...Enzo barely even bites his food! And so Enzo had to remain in an RV that was being dragged by the tow truck by himself...call me an over protective dog owner but really??? The driver wouldn't let me stay back there with him for safety reasons but it was ok for my dog? Enzo survived and we arrived safely...and the driver was very nice overall.
We arrived at the dealer after 3:00. No way would they be able to get us in till the next day. They had the tow truck driver drop us on a dead end street near the dealership with HWY 10 behind us. We aren't allowed to stay in our RV on the dealers property. Urban boon docking with a highway behind us meant no sleep. The mechanic said we would drive the short way to the shop. We arrived the next day at 7 am exhausted. When we checked in we were asked why didn't we just stay on the dealers property???? I was told they let people do that all the time?! Someone didn't tell our guy?! What is it with the alternate facts that seem to be pervasive in our society??? We camped out in their plush lobby all day with free range to food, drink, restrooms, docking stations and comfortable chairs. Every one worked hard to get us fixed up and done...so the Clampetts would moved out of their nice lobby, LOL. I did a little stitching but truly was too exhausted to do much.
All we needed was a place to sleep last night and in our search for propane we found the sweetest little park with 32 spots and only 5 people camping...clean, nice and quiet :) Best of all it is across the street from an RV repair place since our Fridge only works when we are plugged in...just like a home, an RV needs constant maintenance.
Thank you for listening...I am now officially off my soap box, LOL