This morning my neighbor, Barney, woke me up at 8am. He had to be at teh VA at 1:45. He wanted to leave right then. I told him no. I would be there in an hour or so.
I got up and did all my stretches and exercises till I could move, At 930 I picked him up. I knew it was way to early to be going up, but he was insistent that we needed to go that early.
As I was walking out the door we got a call from Heath's school. Due to high winds they were dismissing school early. No need to have a bus get blown over.
We were buzzing up the highway and having a great old time. All of a sudden BettyBlue started shaking violently. At first I thought I had a wheel come loose. I hopped out and checked them. All tight.
We started up the road again. Things went great for 15 minutes, then it started shaking again. I crawled under the back and saw smoke coming off the passengers side rear brakes. Not good.
I called Steph to bring me some tools and told her I was going to try to get as close to the VA as I could. She went to get Heath since he had not dismissed yet.
I made it most of the way at 45 mph. The last mile was at 20. I didn't need Barney melting down on the side of the road.
I parked in the lot at 10:45. I called Steph and told her I made it.
I toyed with the idea of looking at the brakes in the parking lot, but decided against it.
Steph arrived and then left to get lunch and bring it back. Unfortunately, I got interested in a video and forgot to call AAA. At 1245 I remembered.
Barney was back outside at 200. His appointment didn't take long.
Steph left to go buy rabbit food since she was close to Claremont where it is super cheap.
AAA got there at 225.
From there it was an easy ride home. IT was interesting sitting up high in the roll back and not having to watch the road. Everything is frozen: ponds, creeks, swimming pools. At one point I saw a bunch of ducks sliding around on a frozen creek. I wish I could have taken a picture.
Once BB was deposited in the yard, I got Emily's car and took Barney home. It was just starting to rain and his driveway is about 1/4 mile long.
Back home I parked in my recliner. Tomorrow I will try to figure out what went wrong, and look at Barney's truck. Maybe I can fix something.