My Thousand Dollar Bottle of Worcestershire (#746)

I refuse to think of it as a tragedy or an accident; to me, it was a simple twist of fate……

which led to some wonderful things.

On my 25 mile trip in early May from Mendocino to Westport; from one workamper job to another, I thought, hey, I need a bottle of worcestershire sauce.

Since I was passing right by the Safeway (ironic, come to think of it) grocery store, I stopped my RV on a side street, went into the store and bought the sauce along with some other groceries.

Getting back into my home on wheels, I noticed there was an electric pole close to my RV.  What I did not notice was a conduit pipe running up the side of the pole.

I started the engine and slowly turned to get back on the road.  That is when I heard the scraping sound.  Oy, I had just smooshed my awning against the conduit pipe.

Nothing I could do about it except continue on to my job location.

Later I called my insurance company…..My little detour was going to cost me a thousand dollars. What an expensive bottle of  sauce 😉

Three months later, I have a brand new awning unit, paid my $1000 deductible, got my RV detailed (13 years old but it looks like new), reduced my deductible to ZERO ( just in case) and am prepping for my return to the road as today (August 31st) was my last day of work at my summer job.

It has been a most rewarding summer.  Always cool here on the coast, great team of folks I was privileged to work with and the prospect of some exciting new job opps in my future.

In a few days my travels will take me on a month-long sojourn to visit some long-time friends both here and in Montana.

Meanwhile, my $1000 bottle of worcestershire sits in a place of honor in my pantry where I occasionally take it out to season a dish.  All the while thinking, Everything always has a way of working out for the best.

Happy days to y’all ~ Annie


About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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6 Responses to My Thousand Dollar Bottle of Worcestershire (#746)

  1. Sherrill J Parry says:

    Anne, you are the most positive person I have ever met in my life. So glad it all worked out. I must say, most people, myself included, would have been very upset over the whole thing. But as they say “at that point there was nothing you could do about it but move on”. I really wish I had you positive attitude. I sure do miss you. Safe travels and looking forward to hearing more of your wonderful adventures! Happy Trails

  2. Ruth Bell says:

    I always enjoy your posts. Just phoned Karen at RV Park. They are expecting the hurricane to hit land soon.

  3. nomaggsrush says:

    Sorry to hear about that, but glad someone else occasionally beats up their home on wheels!

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