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Monday, November 15, 2010


We had an eventful weekend.

Let me explain.

Joe drives a vehicle until it falls apart in the road.

This past Friday our Jeep fell apart in the road so to speak.

We were in the country near Eatonton, Georgia and the Jeep’s dash went blank.

No battery or electrical activity at all.

The Jeep’s engine died in traffic with a twelve foot trailer and a five hundred pound motorcycle attached to it.

Joe coasted into a parking lot.

Thanking God no one was hurt.

This is the moment you are glad you paid that AAA bill.

The AAA lady said the contractor may or may not be able to tow the bike.

Joe is not parting with the Moto Guzzi.


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You can see they towed the Guzzi.

It was quite the day.

We were on the way to the North Georgia Mountains and we were terribly late.

I will show you PRETTY pictures of our trip next time.

I missed all of you while I was away and plan to catch up on your blogs.

grace surrounds us



  1. One of those days, huh? Glad everyone (except the Cherokee)was okay!

  2. Oh oh, what did you do, ride the motorcycle? How annoying. Hope you got where ypu are going.

  3. Hello Olive... I am so happy no one got hurt, and your hubby was able to tow his Moto Guzzi... I think Jack would have to think long and hard about which one of us to take, me or his Harley if we broke down, tee hee hee! Boys and their toys!... xoxo Julie Marie (He'd BETTER take me!)...

  4. Oh, now those are indeed Kodak moments. What happened to the Jeep? I ask because Howard has one, and if its electricity goes I want to be able to say, "Oh, Olive says that's a worn out frammajabber zingzong. Call AAA."

    And sound smart.

    Good luck! Glad you made it to the mountains, even if it was late. Looking forward to the pretty pics.

  5. Quite a bit of excitement! Glad everything worked out.


  6. Moto Guzzi - a real motorbike. I would like a 1930s Indian.

  7. Glad they were able to tow the bike. I didn't think Jeeps fell apart. Ever. My hubby has has a Jeep of one kind or another ever since I've known him. Right now he has a girlie Jeep Liberty.

  8. Could have been worse made it in the end, can't wait to see the pictures.

  9. Oh my. We have AAA, too. So glad to know you can count on them. Glad nothing worse happened.

  10. Glad everyone is ok (except the jeep). Looking forward to the rest of your trip:@)

  11. Hi Olive! How terrible and poor Jeep! I'm glad all were okay. We all want to know how you got to your destination. Did you ride the motorcycle?
    I drive a Jeep too! :) Now that my husband has retired I'm afraid we're going to be driving our cars til they fall apart! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. Shelia-I ride sometimes and that seat has been custom made for my butt. That's a whole other story.

  13. Cass-we do not know what is wrong with the Jeep but Joe says it's the computer or alternator. I think we are ready for a new (by that I mean used) one.

  14. So glad you weren't hurt when the jeep fell apart in the road Olive!
    Looking forward to the pics of your trip.

  15. Olive -that sounds like one of my adventures.
    I think I need to join AAA.
    Your photos are beautiful as usual- what pretty weather- and I can't wait to see your shots of the mountains.

    You are the best Olive-
    Thank you for your prayers sweet friend.

    White Spray Paint

  16. Don'tcha just love those types of adventures? Glad you are all ok and will look forward to the pretty pics!


  17. What a day. I'm glad everyone is okay and hope you get the problem fixed.


  18. Oh Olive!Im so sorry to hear about that!!It happened to me last year with a car full of kiddos!! lol..not fun. Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog today!! HUGS,Rachel ;)

  19. That's the sort of thing that usually happens to me when I'm on a trip! Glad that you are all okay though, and hope it doesn't cost too much to fix it! Looking forward to seeing those beautiful photoes.

  20. AAA is worth it for emergencies like yours. Glad no one was hurt and you were able to get everything towed.
    Looking forward to seeing pictures of your trip.

  21. That could have been a nasty situation to find yourselves in, scary at the time I bet. Thank goodness you were able to coast to safety.

  22. I'm so glad you were both okay...and here's hoping the bike is recoverable.

    I'm surprised Joe didn't want to ride on the back while it was being towed!!

  23. Olive - bet you're very glad you paid the AAA bill!!

  24. Olive,
    That does sound...uh...exciting. I am glad Joe was able to coast to safety!
    We like to buy our cars used too and skip the initial depreciation driving off the lot with a new car! And then drive them for a very long time....

  25. Goodness, THAT was a
    close call and thankfully,
    it ended safely. Hope
    the rest of your weekend
    went more smoothly!
    xx Suzanne

  26. YIKES! Looks like you too have had some "excitement" - I guess that means we should be good for the rest of this year, right?!?! So glad that everyone is safe.

    Clovis - missed you, glad you weren't part of the excitement that day!!!


    Romeo and "her"

  27. what a nightmare, but atleast you got help. i'm lucky, my husband is a mechanic. take care rose

  28. Oh, no! Glad no one was hurt. I hope you managed to enjoy the mountains and I can't wait to see your beautiful photographs.


  29. We had the same kind of car week- both vehicles were pronounced terminally ill. I'm glad you guys got off the road safely; that could have been a disaster!


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