Awwwwwwww Shucks! I lost my awning yesterday.......
We are set up on a private acreage in BC's Okanogan Valley. Family all here, my kids, all grandkids, other family, what a great time!!
We have family in Penticton so we made plans to meet at their church for the service, do lunch, visit and all that. So away we go...
Weather had been really good, lots of sunshine but Sunday AM the dark clouds were rolling in. Oh well, all is good, weather is calm.
After lunch, we head back to Oliver BC where we are set up. Driving down the highway south of Penticton, I notice there is a fair bit of wind going on.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm me thinks! Sure hope my awning is OK. I comment to DW - getting a tad breezy, I wonder about the awning.......
A while later we pull into the driveway, turn the corner to where the TT is parked aaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnndd "Oh expletive deletive" !!!!!
There is all my family and friends gathered around the TT, several of them on ladders, wind howling, and my awning torn loose, flipped right up on top of the roof of my TT and they are wrestling with it trying to pull it back down where it belongs.
I momentarily frowned, muttered oh sh**, and shut my truck off, bailed from the drivers seat and ran to the TT.
Too late - awning is destroyed, big mess, we pull it back to the front and I fight to re-insert arm back into track, drop the arms to resting place, get it into a place where we can roll it up and with a lot of effort and help from family we get the thing to roll back up to the parked position.
SIL starts apologizing to me about no rolling awning up, friends we are staying at do the same, everyone there is humbling themselves to me because they didn't think to roll the awning up when sudden wind appeared........
They all look at me, expecting me to blow a gasket because my awning is destroyed.
So I cast a big GRIN and start laughing - hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!! you guys really looked funny trying to wrestle my awning back home in a high wind!!! They all look at me like I'm from Mars, wondering why I'm laughing instead of hollering profanity......
I put my arm around my SIL's shoulder as he is still apologizing and I give him a big grin and a hug and tell him it is just an accident - nobodies fault but mine for leaving the awning out and driving away for a few hours. And I laugh some more about it.
Ahhhhh whatever - life really is to short to sweat the petty things...
But while we were gone, I stopped at RV dealer to buy a mat for outside my front door. While standing there talking to salesman, I saw a reflection in the showroon window of something outside.....
My heart missed a beat!! My eyes got BIG as saucers! DW sat in TV while I bought the mat. Salesman kinda slinked back a couple paces! I quickly analyzed the reflection, figured out where it was coming from and whirled around to see a really nice Tango TT sitting on the lot. My heart beat faster! Ohhhhhh a Tango for sale!!!
DW is not into RV'ing like me. I told the salesman - If you see me get in my truck and leave, then forget you ever met me, but if you see DW get out of truck, come show us the Tango!
Well, DW got out of truck and did the Tango tour with me - I knew more than the salesman did about it. He didn't have to tell me anything. DW was impressed with the TT and liked it.
Anyhow, my awning is pooched and DW liked the Tango!!
All is well........
2007 GMC 3500 dually ext. cab 4X4 LBZ
Duramax / Allison Fire Red
Hey, Bob, you can't go RVing without a good awning: it's the law. You know that, right? That's why you HAVE to trade up to the Tango. The current RV is RUINED. Surely you've 'splained that to the DW, right? Right??? I mean, GOD sent you the message, dude. Surely, surely you're not gonna ignore GOD, are you?
The only thing that has saved you from arrest at this point is the fact that where you live is so big. Best have that Tango parked in the driveway before the Awning Police get there.
2001 2500 Silverado LS 4x4 6.0, 4.10
2007 Jayco Eagle 288RLS
Cocktails for 6, Dinner for 4, Sleeps 2
End of dirt road, no signs in sight, sun going down: I am not lost, just getting ready to go camping.