The Universe Has a Sense of Humor

Monday, the day of our accident, was an RV repair day.  Theresa spent an hour on the phone last Friday setting up appointments at three different shops to have work done on our RV.  We left Anza-Borrego Sunday morning and drove up to Lake Cahuilla just so we could be closer to the repair shops and make our early morning appointment the next day.

First, we had two new powerful Interstate batteries installed in the RV so that we could go boondocking, i.e., camping without external electricity.  These $100 batteries were destroyed just a few hours later:

Destroyed batteries

Fortunately our second appointment was cancelled.  We were supposed to have the RV alignment fixed, but one of the mechanics called in sick, and another mechanic’s daughter had a baby, so they couldn’t fit us in their schedule.

At our third appointment, they repaired a small chip in our windshield from a rock thrown by a semi truck in Tucson.  Just two hours later, the newly-repaired windshield had somewhat bigger problems:

Cracked windshield

It’s a little disheartening to spend a few hundred dollars only to have it quickly nullified.  And had we not stopped for these repairs, we would’ve arrived earlier in Joshua Tree and avoided the accident altogether.  We can’t help but laugh at the irony of the situation.

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