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Title: A very bad Monday.
Post by: Scott & Heather on July 09, 2013, 02:01:56 PM
Was just planning on moving our coach 100 feet and jumping up on wooden ramps so I could actually get leveling jacks underneath. In the process, bounced a little too much and my freshwater tank was apparently not secured very well (will fix that) and it bounced too and broke the pvc to the pump. 100 gallons of water ended up in our bay and then on the ground underneath our drive wheels. This created mud, which got the bus stuck, at which point it began to rain. We then spent the rest of the day getting it up onto ramps...only to slide off the front two completely. Trying to move a trailer slightly to line up with my hitch and was bumping my torso against said trailer to line it up when I managed to crush an unfortunate place hard enough I dropped to my knees immediately for several minutes until my wife found me hunched over and asked what was wrong. I just told her I didn't want kids anyway. Later on I stepped on a board with a large nail sticking through it and managed to get my right foot nice and deep. Can't walk now since foot is swollen and hurts like heck which surprises me...

The good news:
Bus is parked. Not as level as I would like, but whatever. Wife and I are still happily married. Foot is healing...still can't walk, but another day or two I'll be golden. At least it was the freshwater tank and not the "other" one.  :o

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Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: boxcarOkie on July 09, 2013, 02:12:10 PM
Scott, I am not a medical professional or anything like that, but if you stepped on a nail during your unfortunate incident, you really need to get a tetanus shot.  They are good for five years.  Be smart, find a clinic and get the shot.

Sorry to hear about your misfortune.

BCO


Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: Scott & Heather on July 09, 2013, 02:25:23 PM
Scott, I am not a medical professional or anything like that, but if you stepped on a nail during your unfortunate incident, you really need to get a tetanus shot.  They are good for five years.  Be smart, find a clinic and get the shot.

Sorry to hear about your misfortune.

BCO

Yeah, forgot to mention that...I did get one.  8)


Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: boxcarOkie on July 09, 2013, 03:03:36 PM
That is good news, rusty nails can hook you up with Lock-Jaw, a very serious condition that a lot of folks wish I would get!

Glad to hear you were aware of the dangers associated with it.

BCO
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Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: bobofthenorth on July 09, 2013, 03:54:42 PM
Occasionally I arrive at bedtime wishing I had never got out of it in the morning.  Fortunately those days are rare but they really suck when they come round.


Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: jjrbus on July 09, 2013, 04:06:59 PM
No ambulance, no firetruck, no tow truck. Not really a bad day all in all ;D


Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: azdieselman on July 09, 2013, 05:03:36 PM
You should buy a lottery ticket.


Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: boxcarOkie on July 09, 2013, 05:06:57 PM
You should buy a lottery ticket.

That is good, I liked that.  Buy one for me too.

BCO
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Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: Scott & Heather on July 09, 2013, 05:14:20 PM
it's true. i wasn't complaining too much...that's why this thread has a smiley face...but only another bus owner would even get the gist of days like this. no one else would have a clue what it's like.


Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: Dave5Cs on July 09, 2013, 05:53:31 PM
Scott at least the motor didn't lose it's prime !.... ;D

Dave5Cs


Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: Emcemv on July 09, 2013, 05:58:38 PM
Scott.....sounds like something I would do....ask my wife :D

Bruce


Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: Scott & Heather on July 09, 2013, 07:29:29 PM
Dave...true...so true. But that's already happened to me before...so I'm good there.

Bruce, I'll take your word for it! haha


Title: Re: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: Seangie on July 09, 2013, 07:35:47 PM
Scott - you had me scared to death when I first saw the title....once my wife and I read it we were laughing and thinking....eh...just another day full of bus drama. 

Hold it together for a few more weeks and Ill be up there to help you out :)

-Sean


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Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: technomadia on July 09, 2013, 08:26:18 PM
On the bright side... Tuesday could have only been better? 

Thank you for sharing and keeping the humor!  Hope your foot heals up without incident, and kids remain a possibility :)

 - Cherie


Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: TomC on July 10, 2013, 07:41:37 AM
This is why many lay down a 6" thick concrete pad for the bus. Good Luck, TomC


Title: Re: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: thomasinnv on July 10, 2013, 10:13:53 AM
You should consider a short flexible hose on both sides of the pump. With all the road vibration its a good idea not to mention if you have the noisy pipes when the pump runs it helps considerably.

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Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: trucktramp on July 10, 2013, 07:52:49 PM
Hey it's probably good you stepped on the nail.  If you had driven over it you would have had a flat tire to fix which would likely be a road service call...maybe a new tire.  The tetanus shot was probably cheaper.


Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: Scott & Heather on July 11, 2013, 05:25:09 AM
Definitely going to put flexible hose on either side of pump now...good idea.

And yes, the nail in the foot was less painful than the nail in the tire would have been  ;D


Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: Scott & Heather on July 11, 2013, 05:26:08 AM
Sean,

Looking very much forward to seeing you guys!


Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: pabusnut on July 11, 2013, 05:53:06 AM
Scott,

If you ever watched "Hee Haw" on TV, you've probably heard my themesong---"if it wern't for bad luck...."

I empathize with your plight!

Thanks for the story!

Steve Toomey
PAbusnut


Title: Re: A very bad Monday.
Post by: pipopak on July 12, 2013, 09:12:11 AM
"When several things can go wrong, they will in the order that will cause the maximum amount of inconvenience"
Murphy.