Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Why, Why, Why....


Why is it as soon as you get serious making plans, the universe sends trials and tribulations??

I have spent the last 10 hours with a neighbor trying to nail down the source of an electrical short in Lolita.  There are currently no running lights or interior lights working inside the trailer.  So far we keep taking things apart but have not nailed anything down yet.  Every light fixture in taken apart.  The plug to the truck is taken apart.  The ice box is on my bed.

Last night dreams of trailers bursting into flames caused a sleepless night.  All the pictures of trailers going  up in a puff of smoke haunted my sleep.  Such nights make for a very long day after....

In one moment of sheer brilliant thinking. I asked if there could be a seperate fuse for the running lights. While he thought not...... he checked .... and there was a fuze AND it was burned out.  But that certainly was not the whole problem.  We went through the whole fuze box in the truck and replaced and bought replacement fused to have on hand.  I actually learned a lot in the process.

Why is it that the problem never has an easy fix??.

Tomorrow we start again at 8:00 AM.
Ok universe..... I'm not in the mood for this.
I'm not Job and I don't handle tribulation well.  Send kind thoughts and well wishes!


  1. OH NO! I'm sure you checked Lolita's fuse box already too. I sure hope you find the problem today. Keeping my thoughts focused on your problem.

    I keep thinking about getting a small trailer but then you read about these problems and I guess I should stick with my truck and be happy.

    Good Luck

  2. Seems like anymore there is never a simple solution to a problem. Or maybe as we age we just become less tolerant of problems!

  3. Good news.... exterior lights fixed, so on to interior lights tomorrow. For sure I am less tolerant and jump to....doom.

  4. Kind thoughts and wishes coming your way. Dreams of trailers busting into flames sounds horrible. I hope you find all the problems so you can feel calm taking Lolita on the road.

  5. Woot Woot! You're almost there! Just think--if you ever have an electrical problem again, you'll be an expert at troubleshooting and fixing it!

  6. No, I'm more at the stage of being in awe....there is so much to know, I'm just beginning to realize how much there IS to know. I am in awe though of the kind hearted folks that seem to be there just when you need them most. Bless them one and all.