One never knows what a day will hold! There are always small twists and turns in each day, but somedays throw in an extra crazy loop.
This morning Holly wanted me to run into town to buy some eggs and onions. So after Ben J was done with his chores, we took off on my moto. It was acting a bit strange, like it wasn’t getting fuel properly, but I prayed all would be well and I wouldn’t run out of fuel.
We didn’t get very far before the moto stopped. I tried to start it. Nothing. I kept trying, but although it started to catch twice, I was unable to get it going.
Ben was getting impatient while I tried to get it going a again. I was hopeful because I’ve had issues with it before because of the carburator/fuel line; and usually with some patience I can get it going. But not this time. I tried calling Holly. We started pushing the moto, deciding to take it at least to the bodega. Holly returned my call. She said, yes, keep going. She would call for help.
We made it to the intersection before hearing from her again. She had found someone to help. So we sat and waited for Weslyn to arrive. He was soon there, wondering what had happened. All I could tell him was that my moto had just quit. After looking to see that it had fuel and attempting to start it, Weslyn said he would go get his friend who is a mechanic to look at it.
Ben and I moved to some shade and waited. Waiting and patience are not akin to Ben’s nature and he was BORED….that is until I mentioned schoolwork. Suddenly, he was bored no longer. 😂
Once the Mechanic got there with his tools, he took off the seat and said, “¡Tanto polvo!” (A lot of dust!) Everything was covered in dust, but there was nothing to do for that. So he started pulling off hoses, disconnecting things, etc. They decided to add some more fuel as the fuel didn’t seem to be coming through the line. So they drained fuel out of the bike Weslyn had and put it in mine. Although we got fuel going through the line, the moto still wouldn’t start. Next he changed out the spark plug. Ah! It started! Weslyn went to buy a new one. Once he returned, the mechanic put in the new sparkplug and put the moto back together. Yay! We could finally head to the store!
I was very grateful to Weslyn and his mechanic friend! It’s a blessing to have friends!
It seemed to be the day for adventure! After buying our things at the store, we circled around the block to get back to our street. When I went to pull into the street, I saw a big truck coming. I slammed on the back brake…but we weren’t slowing down! I grabbed the front brake, still we weren’t stopping! 😱 The truck also slammed on their brakes. I got my moto turned and stopped at the same time as the truck stopped. The driver yelled at me, and I very contritely said, “¡Perdón!” But thankfully he wasn’t super mad, and we both went on our way again. I am going to have to watch out for that! I was super thankful for the protecting hand of God!!
I am so thankful that in all the twists and turns of each day, God has it all in control! Even if things don’t go as we plan, we can know there is a bigger plan, a bigger picture that we can’t see.
I am sure some of y’all thought I had fallen off of the edge of the earth(especially if you believe the flat-earth theory😜), because I haven’t written for so long! In January I retyped my November post on Holly’s computer…and there it is still. And now it’s March! Sadly my computer is still not fixed. But thought I would share today’s story with my phone, and let you know I am still in the land of the living!
Wishing everyone a good weekend! -Rachel
PS. 1 I also discovered that my oil in my moto is low. The mechanic said I need to change it. So now I need to get that taken care of! I don’t want to lock up the engine next!
PS. 2 I fueled up this afternoon. That should help things as well. 😊 (My fuel gauge doesn’t work. 😏)