Grief is part of the human experience, and sharing our vulnerability is what creates truly close bonds in our relationships. Opening ourselves up in this way gets to the core of our being, past all of our defenses and prejudices. .
When life seems to crack the outer shell of our world, we are both raw and fresh at the same time. It is then that we discover who is truly willing to walk with us through life. We also see that some of those sent to us may not be the ones we expected to see. Regardless, we learn to trust in the universe, in others, in our own strength and resilience, and in the wisdom of life itself. ✨ - Madison Taylor, Daily Om
i didn’t want to tell anyone. i felt shame, embarrassment. i wanted to run even deeper into the woods that i already crave and hide. coming clean to this community has given me hope. from the bottom of my broke ass heart, for the kindness of strangers, fucking, thank you. 🙏🏼
1 2815 hours ago
We have been finding the noise on this engine for a customer on this Ford Transit, 2.4 TDCI Puma (same as Defender). The history of this engine is that it was refurbished, has done 22,000 km, and fitted by Ford, and has been serviced by Ford since. It suddenly started knocking. We have found that the head has been damaged on no4 cylinder, the piston and cylinder on no1 has been badly scored, the little ends have so much play that the oil squirter has been broken, and all the pistons have been touching the exhaust valves.
Nous avons trouvé la cause d'un bruit pour un client dans ce moteur d'un Ford Transit 2.4 TDCI Puma PHFA (la meme moteur que le Land Rover Defender). L'histoire du moteur, il a 22,000km, c'est un moteur qui avait été reconditionné, placé par Ford, entretenu par Ford, et a soudain commencé a faire du bruit. Nous avons trouvé beaucoup de problemes, la chaine de distribution et le tensionner sont morts, la culasse (de no4) et la chemise et piston de no1 a été marque par quelquechose, et toutes les pieds des bielles ont trop de jeu, qui a causé la cassure d'une pipette de huile sur no4 et tous les soupapes d'echappement ont touché les pistons.
Last night we broke down on the side of the motorway. 3 hours with these two went very quickly - it reminded me I have 3 of the best siblings in the world (one not here). I don’t think Benj expected his last night in the UK to be hanging out on the side of the M3!
Now how I pictured today’s lunch break going. Not that I was having an incredible day or anything to begin with. this is AFTER my lunch exploded in the microwave... Poor baby Scion. #scionxa#brokendown#madeithome
I initially felt a little reluctant to publicly express my disappointment however as I am still yet to receive any acknowledgement of their diabolical service and more importantly an apology, I do feel I’d like to share in the hope that another family may think twice prior to calling the RAC to assist them.
I truthfully can state I have never received such a shocking service from a leading brand. I have been blatantly lied too on several occasions, received absolutely no communication and failed to provide the service they stated they could offer.
Yesterday after some much needed quality family time we hopped in the car to begin our 55 minute journey home, 10 minutes into the journey and suddenly the car made a frightening noise and I was undoubtedly able to drive any further so guided the car into a grass verge as far off the busy dual carriageway my family and I found ourselves stranded on. Immediately we called around some recovery companies who gave us a quote and an estimation of their ability to arrive to us, most of these were around the 3 hour mark, next a call to the RAC guaranteed us they would be with us within 45 minutes as we were high priority in a vulnerable position with two young children on board, despite their price being higher than several others we opted to pay that little extra to enable to get us home much quicker as we had our 6year old and 6 month old baby with us.
1 hour had past, the children understandably were beginning to get a little distressed at being stuck in the car whilst it was considerably hot. A quick call to the RAC confirmed that a technician was en route and no longer than 15 minutes away! Although 30 minutes over the time they stated I was just glad that assistance was close by.
Another 25 minutes passed and still assistance,I called again to be told that our job had been contracted out to another company and their ETA was in 1.5 hours. A call to the other company confirmed that was accurate information.
Again, I called the RAC to express my pure disappointment in the service so far only to be dealt with by quite possibly the rudest and most defensive person (continued in comments)
"Dear me, I am sorry. I am sorry that you tried so desperately to fix others, when your hands were shaking. I'm sorry that i didn't give you enough time to heal, that i let you seal the wounds of everyone else well your own were bleeding. I'm sorry that there were days when smiling hurt but you forced yourself to laugh so that no one had to worry about you. I'm sorry that you gave all your time and effort to people that didn't give the same amount back. I'm sorry I did not love you, like you deserved to be loved." #depressedquoted#brokendown#smile
4 11216 September, 2019
So heres that tapping noise in a much better video, safe to say its fucked, been told it's a small end knock. Gonna be a new engine 😭😭😭 Might be slow on the posts but will keep you updated as much as possible on the heart transplant as soon as I can get it done.
GLM had a paddy...
● Decided her thermostat was going to give up and remain closed just as we entered Newbury.
● She got hot and threw her coolant all over the car park. ● Recovered back to Susex awaiting a new part...😔
So this is a pile of sticks. Might resemble sum beauty if they all treated eachother with hearts . Sometimes they hold eachother up , sometimes they fall apart. AKA #teepee#brokendown
0 815 September, 2019
Well, today did not go as planned.... it feels like we’re having a little mini shake down! Nothing seems to be going right, but we are rolling with it!! Instead of looking at RVs today, we waited for the ol girl to get some TLC. We walked around, grabbed some lunch, did some thrift shopping finding some wind breakers and new sunnies for the beach! - we didn’t accomplish what we wanted. There was much to be thankful for, including my hubby who’s amazing, a close by truck shop that we were able to get supplies from to avoid a tow bill -yes!! a shop that snuck us in on the spot, a close by neat eatery- all you can eat fish and chips- we are ready for you ocean!! 🐠 our oldest ate 12 1/2 pieces of fish - wow! It was a good day all round, we were together, we made the best of it, we were safe and now we’re home all cozy. Still not sure the exact plan but! We had one plan Eliminated -The old girl can’t go on the road trip, and we’ll be retiring her very soon. We’ll continue to wait and see What God has in store, we have peace and that really is the best. .
0 815 September, 2019
💔We are due to leave tomorrow to start driving towards Cincinnati, OH from just outside of Asheville, NC for our little boy to be screened to participate in a medical study that has the potential to change his life in a huge way. To try a medicine that might help his body stop rejecting all foods. Everyone is okay, there was no wreck, the bus quit. That is in the turning lane to go to the grocery store 1.5 miles from home. Busy road. Thank God for a lot of things, including that it stopped a distance from the red light, so people could get around. Davis & Tim were going to the grocery store. Daddy went in the car, picked up Davis, and took him to the grocery store then brought him home. Then Tim had to wait 2 hours for the tow, especially since stupid AAA called back to say that they “don’t contract with a large vehicle tow company” in the area. Asheville is not a tiny town. 😑
We had to follow the tow truck all the way to the garage because Davis’ formula feeding pump was done and Davis unhooked and left it in the bus and someone didn’t remember to get it out before the tow truck left. Garage isn’t very far, that’s at least a blessing. 😔
We don’t have the money to pay for roundtrip airline tickets to get us to Cincinnati, especially as last minute as this is. We especially don’t have the money to pay airline tickets AND still have to pay to have our bus that is also our only running vehicle at all much less the only wheelchair accessible one ( plus the tow bill.) We now have a GoFundMe set up to help us get our bus repaired so that Davis can continue in the trial, and the link for that is in our bio. It is called Medical Transport for Davis - Our Vehicle Broke Down. Please pray for us. I know with God’s help it will all work out as He sees fit.
Soo this happened today, we were driving along the Alaskan Hwy when we noticed some smoke coming from our tires, we immediately stopped and saw that our two tires (front & middle) were rubbing together. After many hours of trying to find service and many kind people who stopped to help, we finally decided to just take the tire off. We strapped the axle up as much as we could and drove really slowly to the nearest town. 😅😅😅 we had to drive 80 kilometers! Thankfully it’s just a quick fix and there is a mechanic here that can quickly change out the part. We should be back on the road tomorrow! #brokendown#toyhauler#fifthwheel#alaskahighway#alaska#teslin#tripleaxle#rv#rvlife#travel#rvlifestyle#fulltimerv 🇨🇦thanks to the sweet Californian couple, the semi truck driver, and the Texas man that was fully prepared for anything! 🇨🇦
We had our tie rod ends replaced in Kununurra in preparation for the Gibb. So we were a little disappointed when only two days later when returning from Wolfe Creek Crater that one of them decided to give way on the Tanimi Rd. It’s not very fun driving a car without steering. A bit of fencing wire helped us get to the highway where we could call for a tow. It ended up that the mechanic forgot to put the split pins in. Lucky the mechanic in Halls Creek was a legend and got us on the road the next morning. We were extremely happy we had premium road side assist. They were very helpful and even payed for our accommodation for the night. The mechanic in Kununurra refunded our money and paid for the repairs we had in Halls Creek. .