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