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    DefaultWhat a bummer! Thwarted show today.....

    Well, Skippy and I were on our way to the Clermont show with my friend Lynn - about 1 hour away from home, heading down the highway, we both hear 2 tiny "thumps" from the car. We both tried to pretend we hadn't heard them, then looked at each other and said "did you hear that?". Shortly after that my battery light came on, and then I lost my power steering. (going 65 down the highway). Pulled over, called SU, called AAA and about 30 minutes later a tow-truck came, 5 minutes later SU came. We loaded all the dogshow stuff into SU car and headed back home - too late to make the show. Well CRAP! But it could have been worse - we could have been 2 hours from home. So Skippy will have to wait till weekend after next for his "debut". He thought it was all fun just to get to ride in the car, take a little walk by the side of the road, and ride back home.

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    DefaultRe: What a bummer! Thwarted show today.....

    That is a bummer, but I'm so glad nobody was hurt and you got help quickly.

    That's always one of my fears... to be driving to a show at 5:00 in the morning and have my truck break down when I'm loaded with three big dogs. I just pray all the way to a show usually. Although I will say, I'm not nearly as nervous towing the dogs around compared to when I pulled my horses to shows. I drank bottles of Pepto Bismol during those trips. 8)

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    I drank bottles of Pepto Bismol during those trips
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    It was 2 immodium, 1/2 xanax and an Aleve for me! (for some reasons my "toe pain" that I get about 2 times a year was in full force yesterday and this morning - I could hardly walk!). The funny thing is - once I get to a show, I'm fine - it's driving there that wears on my nerves.

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    DefaultRe: What a bummer! Thwarted show today.....

    Pat, I'm the same way. It's going to a show that is nerve wracking for me, especially if it's somewhere I've never been before, then I'm a real nervous mess.

    But once at the show I'm fine, and coming home is no problem at all.

    And I wish someone could explain why it seems to take hours and hours to get there, but you get home in like 15 minutes, driving the same route, LOL!!!

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    What a bummer ......... what happened to the vehicle? We're headed out to Pa in the am for a show and go. Hope the skys clear for us tonight.
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    DefaultRe: What a bummer! Thwarted show today.....

    SU thinks it was a belt/altinator thingy - shouldn't be too bad to fix it that's what it was. It's a bear sharing 1 car though......

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    Quote Originally Posted by patm
    It's a bear sharing 1 car though......
    We would have a very hard time sharing ....... work in 2 different states (not even in the one we live in!!).
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    DefaultRe: What a bummer! Thwarted show today.....

    too bad..hope things work out for the next show

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    Pat glad you all are safe--that's the important part! There's always another show.
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    DefaultRe: What a bummer! Thwarted show today.....

    glad you're safe and it's a 'minor' fix... better luck next show!

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