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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels across country in my "radical ride" mobile billboard truck as I attempt to engage in dialogue with people in hopes to wake us up and inspire action to change our country and communities and selves. And it is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society and life we want

Monday, June 13, 2005

truck trouble - the mechanical kind....

i have a little truck trouble tonite - i notice the plastic tank behind the cab is suddenly empty - or i suddenly notice it's empty. i check the oil & see it is not showing up on the dip stick - i'm at a rest stop in the beautiful moutains, about 30 miles from the nearest town. do i keep going? do i try to buy oil from a passer by? do i wait until morning?

i curse myself for not getting an oil change before i left oakland....grrrrr.... no one comes by, no one i want to approach that is. i decide to go for the 30 miles.

i make it to the flying j, rae's favorite truck stop. i buy oil & have to ask a small scrawny white boy for help lifting my cab - it weighs a TON & i can't lift it by myself. i start adding oil - it is about 2 1/2 quarts low. i have to ask someone if they know what is supposed to be in the plastic tank - no one knows but someone guesses radiator water.

i find the isuzu manual & sure enuff, it's the anti-freeze. i have to buy it & add it. now i'm worried - i do NOT want engine trouble, especially w/other folks treasures on my truck. the young man urges me to wait until tomorrow to start out - he says the road is desolat from here to laramie, 100 mile stretches with no one! my kind of road in the u.s.a.

i decide to head out & get an oil change asap. fingers crossed! peace, sam

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