I left for Los Angeles on Dec. 24 but a bearing gave out in Globe. I got a tow to Pep boys in Mesa. They wanted $300 just in labor to replace a belt! No way. It took about ten minutes to fix and that was with complications.
But I've lost another month. We will try again next payday.
After an oil change and two new front tires, I will try again next month. I'm not exactly starting with nothing, but I used to have more and I know the difference.
When I got back to Springerville it was 9 degrees. Slept in the Jimmy. Stuck here for another five weeks.