When life gives you fallen trees…
April 13, 2021
When a pine tree falls on your house, make campfire wood.
We did not expect to come home to a Ginko-covered garage after our maiden voyage in Big Bertha. The white pine that tumbled towards our home took half of a Ginko tree with it. The substantial deductible for the roof repair is a bit of a drag but, on the other hand, we will have sufficient outdoor firewood for our next RV journey. Yes, in spite of the number of setbacks on voyage number one, there will be a second excursion.
I need to tip my hat to Charm City Roofers, who immediately evaluated the structural damage to our garage. They were professional, proficient and efficient in replacing shingles, siding, and gutters.
After a problematic trip, filled with mayhem and misadventure, it was a relief to have reliable repair work!
We are feeling a bit of a void. There is a big, empty parking space where Big Bertha generally sits.
Yet, her absence is endurable, as warranties are wonderful things. Bertha’s city water inlet is being replumbed. Her windshield is being resealed. Her various valves and vents are being readjusted.
Bertha is a land yacht; adventuring is a lifestyle choice, not an investment.
Our adventure to the west coast has been planned, and now the anticipation begins.
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain, Great American Writer