Saturday morning, heading for the thrift shop in Ar. just before lunch, on the August 1st long weekend, the fuel pump died (a few minutes from the 1st thrift store I wanted to visit).
Good thing was that there was a tow truck available (since BCAA tow truck drivers are currently on strike), the Truck Dealership in the next town (V) was still open and they had a fuel pump in stock.
The other REALLY good thing was that this did NOT happen on the Coq highway in the middle of nowhere. Uncle P was phoned and he drove from V. to Ar. to give DGS and me a ride back to his home where we were staying, while DS went with the tow truck driver to the dealship in V. Sort of scary waiting in a small town that we didn't know, sitting on the church steps, and watching and watching for Uncle P's car.
Got the truck back, repaired, at 5:30 pm.
Now, back to what I was able to find at various thrift stores (3 different small towns) and one small flea market. I did limit the volume of my finds to the very limited volume of space in the truck's back seat (where I was traveling).
My favorite find was this Ironstone Water Jug/Pitcher, Wilkinson England, leaf handed.
Creamer and pitcher with manufacturing information.
Mid-Century Sadler Teapot from the first thrift store in Ag. (that was all I could find there).
A visit to a small (just the right size) Flea Market - checked the V local newspaper and did a quick happy dance - a Monday Long Weekend Flea Market.
I loved having DGS to carry what I found as well as chat about what he liked. He found a railway spike buried in the grass beside the tracks - his favorite souvenir. The crab trap was from Newfoundland (looked, didn't buy).
My finds at the Flea Market
A bit more detail,
and at another thrift store, some Staffordshire England Chef'N dishes and a white creamer (not old).
To end the trip home Tuesday, there was a huge rig (truck) fire which burned to rubble (fear was argon gas) at the summit on the major highway (Coq), and South bound traffic (us and many hundreds more) were held up 2 1/2 hours. North Bound was worse, they (again many, many hundreds of vehicles) were still waiting as we traveled down the highway homeward. We had eaten and visited one thrift store at the last town (M) and that left us in the long line of traffic waiting for the helicopter, police cars, motor cycle police and unknown specialists to decide what actions were needed. Nothing was reported on any regular radio stations and very many drivers had no idea of what was ahead for them.
A bit of interest was listening to the big rigs on the truck radio (DS has a truck radio) so we could at least know what the rig at the front of the line could report about what he could see. I got a good 1 hour of data work done on my computer while waiting, plus our back up cell phone actually got reception so we could phone home since we were running quite late.
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