There are Disasters and there are Disasters...

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  1. JJ

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    Saturday morning was sunny.

    There had been no bad rain for a few days.

    I leapt out of bed and headed off to Quinta Majay (my little piece of land in Central Portugal.)

    Down the sloping track through the woods and onto my little piece of heaven.

    A great day... but that night... down came the rain and rain and rain...

    Inspection this morning showed some muddy bits on the track so I spent quite some time spreading buckets full of stones and rocks excavated from the land on the worst bits.

    Just as it was time to leave the heavens opened up again.

    Go for it I said to myself and off up the slope I went... the track repairs worked well and I was nearly (very, very nearly) at the top when the wheels spun and I got stuck. (I hadn't got to "stoning" the last bit... I thought it looked ok)

    Various phone calls and visits from my "support group" have failed to get the Wagon to the top of the slope so help has been summoned from the local garage. True to this part of Portugal the man might well be able to come and get me up the last thirty metres tonight or, if not, tomorrow morning. I am sitting and waiting for news (9.00pm)

    The thing is... being a "motorhomer" all I have done is move into the rear of the Wagon... put on the heater and the kettle and fired up the computer. I might be away tonight or it might be tomorrow... who knows? Travelling everywhere with your home with you makes life so much easier (IMO)

    JJ
     
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    Glad to hear you are okay xxxx
     
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    Sleep tight JJ :Eeek::thumb::Smile:

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    Where are your bread trays :Rofl1:
     
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    have a safe night:thumb:
     
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    Did the blood rush to your head JJ or did you suffer the ammonia? Hope you're back on the road now.

    Howie :Wink:
     
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    JJ,

    Despite the spinning wheels, I hope you levelled the van up before attempting to sleep.:Rofl1:

    Phil

    Hope your predicament is now sorted.
     
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    Hope you had a decent nights sleep JJ .. :Smile:

    My advice, before trying to extract the beast ... lighten the load ! :Wink:
















    DUMP THE KIPOR ...:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  9. JJ

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    Thank you everyone for your "thanks" and comments...

    For those of you in the chat room last night I tried both the "dizzy" position and the "ammonia" position and slept like a baby (ended up in the ammonia position, ie with my head at the end where my feet normaly are.)

    Nearly overslept but was in the driving seat waiting for the man at 9.00 am.

    While waiting, I practised both Dedmore patterns (H and Fish) on the Rubik Cube...

    The man arrived promptly at 10.45 am (not bad for around here!) and five minutes later I was on the road again...

    Think I might move the tractor above the sit on mower on my birthday present list...

    JJ

    PS. Dedmore moves very nearly fully mastered...
     
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    I hope you remembred the video you promised us of the position and extraction of the wagon. Have the ants finished cleaning up for you yet?
     
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    I am very sorry but everything went so quickly I failed to get a videonof the extraction...

    JJ
     
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