Was up by 9 o'clock this morning. It was sunny and almost 60 degrees as I sat outside drinking my coffee.As I sat there, I heard a familiar whirr and turned to look. And there was my little Hummingbird friend coming to join me for a drink.
I wanted to see if the White Lion would start, but I put it off till after 2 o'clock. I was just getting ready to turn the key, when Yuma ran out the door and over to a young lady walking towards my door.
She said that her van was stuck in the sand up the road towards the mountains and asked if I could help. We walked over to Deb's place and the three of us drove down in Deb's truck to take a look. Unfortunately, I didn't take my phone, so no pictures.
She was with another woman in a Class C Motorhome that was not stuck. She had tried to turn around and in doing so, backed off the road and into sand. She was stuck on one side all the way down to the floorboard.
They had asked another man to help and luckily, he had a big shovel and a three foot metal ramp. With a little shoveling, we got the ramp under the tire that was spinning, and the four of us pushed and out popped the van. This was her first experience at boondocking, so she's learning fast. Sand is not your friend!
Went back to the WL and the key was still in the on position waiting for me to start it. Turned the key and nothing. No sound at all. Went to the back bay where the secondary starting button is and gave it a push. Started right up!
As I was letting it warm up, I noticed my plastic radiator overflow tank repair job was not holding up and was leaking pretty badly. I took the tank off and tomorrow I will go into Yuma and see if I can get it repaired properly. Can't go anywhere till that is fixed. Need to figure out why the ignition up front doesn't work, but that's for another day.