Monday, August 29, 2022

The Weekend Dispatch 8/29/22

We experienced a wonderful weekend that followed an amazing week. We are blessed to be living in such awesome times and to be exposed to so many incredible people. Praise God for His people and His presence!

Odie provided a ton of pictures from the Dryden Rd Indoor Fellowship Meeting. It is amazing how many folks are enjoyeing them. You can see Friday's pictures HERE and follow links from that Mile Marker to the other pictures.

I have four pictures from Friday night that missed that post. Friday night deserves its own post and then I need to write another Mile Marker about the whole meeting! Wow! It was so good!

Saturday needs a post of its own too, but I will squeeze it into the weekend Mile Marker. It will take some work to squeeze it in.

By 6:40 Saturday morning, I was outside getting things ready to roll.

I was pulling away from Dryden at 7:28 and parking and shutting down at the Lazy OD Ranch at 8:08. KJo was already mowing so I hit the ground running. By 10:50, the BoggsMobile was hooked up to the tent trailer, the Green Machine was in the trailer and we were preparing for take off.

We were rolling at 11. Fifteen minutes later, we were pulled over at the side of the road. Ugh! 

The side ramp door of the tent trailer came open!

That ramp door has two latches and I know for certain that one of them was latched. However, I did not have the latches locked. I have traveled thousands of miles with the latches fastened but unlocked. I do that so I can get the door down in a hurry in case of an emergency. I will not do that anymore! Wow!

Thank God, we did not hit anything or anyone! That could have been catastrophic! Thank God the door did not come down at interstate speed or in Cincinnati traffic. 

KJo said, "Look around for other problems. The door may have come down in order to get us to look around for another more significant problem."

I found it! The tag expired at the end of August 2021! OOPS! To be fair, we did remember the tag earlier this month and then I promptly forgot it

Fortunately, the Ohio BMV was close by. We pulled into a store nearby and I hoofed it to the BMV, waited in line and took care of business.

We only lost 45 minutes and we were moving again. 

I had planned to stop for diesel in northern Kentucky, but that did not go so well. We maneuvered through traffic, waited in line and then my fuel card would not work. 

That is not so unusual, so KJo took it inside while I retightened the 48 lug nuts on the trailer. I had the wheels off recently and this was the 50 mile checkup.

The fuel card will not scan properly so the clerk has to punch in the numbers manually. This clerk said it was company policy not to run a card that will not scan, so no diesel. We have multiple ways to pay, but I wanted to use that card.

It the process of this, I unlocked and opened the fuel door and removed the cap. While tightening the lug nuts, I closed the fuel door. After the clerk could/would not help, I made sure the fuel door was locked and left the fuel cap on top of the pump!

Stupid rookie move!

I discovered my mistake 30 miles later at the next truck stop. All went well with the fuel card, as we knew it would/should.😍

By 5:30, we were in Central City, Kentucky. We stopped at a big parking lot to remove the Green Machine from the trailer. 

By 5:55, we were dropping the trailer at a business that is allowing us to park the trailer for a few days. There is no way to pull the trailer into the church.

At 6:20, we were pulling into the church, unloading the sound equipment, parking the bus, hooking up utilities, visiting with our dear friends, Bro and Sis Harris and setting up sound. It was a welcome end to a long day.

We were climbing back onto the bus for the night by 9:00. However, we promptly changed our clocks to Central time and zoomed right back to 8:00! Hallelujah! We should be on Central time until November when we will grudgingly give that hour back. Until then, we will enjoy it!

Sunday was Homecoming at Trinity Pentecostal Church and we loved every moment of it. We have celebrated Homecoming with our dear friends a number of times before and we were looking forward to it.

We knew there would be a great service, great food, great fellowship and wonderful memories made and we were not disappointed in any aspect. It is nice to know that with all of the changes in the world, some things are constant. Great people are always great people!

Thank you for joining us today.


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