Waiting For Repairs

10/11/16 (Tuesday) in Flagstaff, AZ (Freightliner)

Didn’t sleep all that well last night, but that just happens sometimes. We ran our generator while we had breakfast. I did a quick clean of the floors. Then we took showers in the facility (really nice!). We pulled in the slides and brought up the jacks. We went grocery shopping. For lunch we treated ourselves to LaFonda. When we returned we noted that they still hadn’t moved Miss Journey. We gathered our books and computers and headed for the lounge. There we met another RV couple. Wonderful. So all afternoon we Rvers and a couple truckers had some great conversations.

At 2 we saw they’d taken our coach away, but at around 3:30 they told us that the wrong part had arrived and they’d already taken apart our rig to insert the new part. Thus we had to stay in a hotel. We were shown a list of likely hotels. I got to thinking that this was THEIR fault, tearing down our coach before they realized the part they’d received wasn’t the right one. I asked to speak to the manager. The lady we’d been communicating with went to the manager and returned telling me that when we showed them our hotel receipt they would reimburse us. Whew!

We called LaQuinta then, getting their LAST room! We said goodby to our RV and trucker friends, got our clothes and personal items out of Miss Journey as well as made sure they had good power connected, to keep our refrigerator cool without running down our batteries.

Once we checked in (4 people were being told the hotel was full) we walked to a “Five Guys” burger joint and shared a yummy burger. Everything felt more like a vacation at that point.

I wonder what tomorrow will hold for us.


About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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