From Home and Broke Down
Almost made it home.
Drove up from Tucson to Vegas to do the San Gennaro. Had
room to put up only one of my "Freaky Peeps" The other I put
out at Wizard Bob's Bug Museum. That one did horrible, but
mine did what it was supposed to do, which is buy breakfast
and coffee everyday.
Anyway, stopped off in the South Bay to the in-laws for a
couple of days. Sunday we began the final leg home. Along
680 somewhere after the 580 interchange I began hearing
strange whirling grinding sounds when I would let up off the
gas. Wondering if somehow I could nurse the puppy home, it
only got worse. So just before the Carquinez Bridge I took
the last exit and pulled her over. Yup, the rear end just
went kaput!... Had it towed to a mechanic but it would take
about three to five days to get back on the road. Hell to
that---So I called my mechanic in Hooterville and he got one
of his tow trucks to drag it back to Hooterville.
So now its at the repair barn and the wifey and I are
finally home after our spring swing looking at a big repair
bill. We just had our traditional pot of "coming home"
spaghetti and tomorrow looks to be a better day.
Got lots of tie dye to do in the next few weeks before we
head up north.
Our spring fling was a lesson to be sure. The "freaky peeps"
did not do as well as planned. Either it is ahead of its
time, or folks just don't care, or don't get it, or?
If I had a quarter for every person that would walk up, read
the instructions and then look into the viewer and push the
coin plunger in hopes of quarters spilling out, then I could
afford my repair bill with change to spare. Evidently while
folks can read of sorts, their comprehension of what they
read is lacking. That is the only answer I can fathom.
We put up the Museum once, and that was in Tucson. The money
wasn't great but it did what it was supposed the do. Quite
frankly it is time to re-think the role of the ten foot
front as a show. Folks that came in liked what we did, but
it was not like the hey day. I have probably overstayed my
welcome with that concept.
The Curator and I spent a lot of nights cutting up the
jackpots there in Tucson. Lots of ideas flew around in the
breeze--who knows, maybe one of them will come to pass.
BTW the way JZ, my wife will root around for that tractor
bro pic of me atop the 'ol Peacefarmer. If she finds it, I
will scan it and post it here, as well as you atop the
Powerking. Does anyone here know of your record setting
exploits you set in Tucson? Probably not, being the modest
tractor man that you are... In time the entire world will
know of your successes in the field of tractor endeavor.
Perhaps one day, when Mr. Strong gets a tractor of his own,
we can all get together and have a tractorama. Of course I
will take a while to get the Peacefarmer to the start line,
as its a hand crank start...