Remember our longer-than-expected sojourn in Mohave Valley, AZ last January? Remember the radiator that was in and out and in and… Well, you remember! We finally had to borrow a radiator for our travels until we were able to buy a different one and have it delivered from South Carolina.
Yesterday LeRoy was looking at removing that new radiator in West Memphis, AR, not because there is anything wrong with it but because the fan hub and shaft are broken and they can’t be replaced with the radiator in place. Which means draining the antifreeze. In Arizona, we bought a kiddie pool to slide under the bus for that purpose. Even in Arizona, January is the off season for kiddie pools and we paid big bucks for the last one in the store. We left it there for the grandchildren of our hosts after it was cleaned up. In the spring when LeRoy got ready to install the new radiator, we bought another pool at a premium in the off season. We’ve spent more on kiddie pools in the last year than most people spend in a lifetime and we don’t even have grandchildren who would use one! This time, though, we ran out of luck. There were no pools to be found in any store in West Memphis, AR. We did find a suitable substitute, however, and the radiator is now emptied and out.
We are blessed to have a network of friends and resources in the Eagles International group. LeRoy called our go-to guy for bus parts and now one of the parts is on its way from Oklahoma City and should arrive tomorrow. So far we haven’t located the other. We’ll work on that locally today. However, because of that network, we were able to contact a local bus repair business and they invited us to pull onto their property while LeRoy makes the necessary repairs. He is working outside so we’re hoping for good weather, even though rain is in the forecast. Wish us luck!