"At least you're changing the tire on the shady side." I smiled while the hot sun beat down on my back.
When the spare tire fell off and our trailer sparked the road, we quickly pulled over. We quietly watched as our spare tire bounced and rolled along the highway ahead of us. It was determined to get to Diamond Lake even though it was apparant we were no longer going.
I shook my head and laughed, "Maybe there is a reason we aren't suppose to go camping this year."
This previous Wednesday Dave was running a mill trial (experiment with one of his chemicals). The trial would run late, so Dave planned on spending the night at a nearby hotel.
When he walked into the house at 10:30 pm I was a bit shocked. "I forgot my wallet." He sighed and went to bed.
He had to be out the door by 5am to make it to the mill at 6am. I couldn't believe him. Forget his wallet? When was the last time he forgot to stick that in his back pocket?
The next day, Dave's co-worker, who stayed in the nearby hotel, told him the horrid news:
He was woken by a huge explosion ~2am. When he left his room, the couple across from him were in the hallway. She was butt naked holding a 2 year old. The young man was covered with blood, soot, and burnt clothing. She was crying, "Methane! Methane!" The young man turned and ran screaming out of the hotel.
After Life Flight lifted the burnt man away and the fire department declared it was safe to re-enter, the clock read 5am. Just time to take a shower and get ready for work.
Because Dave forgot his wallet, he missed all that excitement. He earned a few extra hours of sleep at home.
Sometimes there are reasons things happen. And sometimes there aren't. I'm waiting on the verdict for our broken boat trailer....
To read the story and/or watch the news story of the explosion - KOIN 6