Colby to Oberlin, Kansas
Look at that neat cloud formation over Beans’ head.
I had a package sent to Oberlin which was supposed to arrive on Monday. It was Saturday when I got a notice that package had arrived. It was 10:30. Oberlin was fifty-three miles away. Hmm...we could probably make it there before noon. The game was on. Nice country highway, no traffic, no wind. I drove a bit faster than usual and gained five minutes on our expected time of arrival of 11:50. I parked out front with fifteen minutes to spare before closing. We made it! That was exciting.
I walked inside and everything was dark. Then I saw the sign. All the post offices I have picked up mail on a Saturday were open till noon. How did I miss this when I searched out this post office long ago?
I was still able to get the package anyway. A long story of a perfect chain of coincidences.
Thank you Kevin.
There was a State Park just outside of Oberlin but we came across this rest area at the north end of town with a nice big shade tree so we stayed there the first night. It was peaceful and quiet.
There was a carwash next door and I got the bright idea of how to remedy a problem. This is a slide out compartment on the outside. I always have to spray lube the track sliders. The bright idea was if I power wash all the desert dirt and sand out from the roller bearings that should really make it slide in and out easier.
I pulled up to the left bay and see the hanging yellow bar next door reading ‘Clearance 10’. I check my figures inside up by the visor - Height 10’ 9”. But that measurement was when I had the air conditioner up there. It’s gone. I think I can make it. I must have got out a half a dozen times checking that I wouldn’t hit. I was able to get in half way which was good enough to clean out those sliders.
When done I backed out be safe.
It was only then when I was backing out I saw this off to the side!!!
How did I miss seeing that outside wash for big trucks?
It is a wonder that I do all that I do without some serious consequences.
Yes, that compartment slides real slick now.