Short and sweet: My Mitsubishi Montero tow vehicle with 250,000 miles on it broke down in Cloverdale, Oregon. Angels showed up, and tried to fix it. More work than they could do, so had it towed 85 miles to Hillsboro to get a full diagnosis, the better to make a decision on whether or not to fix or sell for salvage.
My resources for these kinds of situations are relatively small these days. What that does is opens up the way for other possibilities to show up… and they do. While I still don’t have the whole picture on what the car needs yet, my trailer is parked in a friend’s driveway, I’m sleeping in a dry bed at night (thanks to friends) and eating good food, I’m going to the Hop Festival today and watching a parade, and next week, I’m dog-sitting for my son while they go wilderness camping with bears and wolves. I don’t think it could get any better than this and I’m open to the possibilities of what this situation will bring.
It’s actually more fun and interesting when I watch what happens in my life; not being a participant in the drama that could accompany this situation has made it far less stressful, less aggravating, less annoying. I remember when situations a lot less major than this were a cause to get stressed out and lose the perspective but watching this unfold as a spectator has been kind of fun!
Stay tuned! More to come!