Yesterday I was taking off from a rest stop and hit the edge of the road too fast and blew out a tire. So I changed my tire, and wished for the days when I was younger and cuter and never had to. But there I was and I did it! I think that’s the second time I have and I was proud of my competence. But as I was finishing up I started feeling sick and lightheaded. I put my tools and old tire away and got in the car. For a moment I felt scared because my cell was having no bars in this Nevada desert. I drank a lot of water and ate some salt and gradually began to feel better with the air on.
So far on this trip I’ve used just about every necessity: Salt, Water, Walking Shoes & Socks, Jacket, Towel…Still haven’t found a friend with a hot tub…but hey, the trip isn’t over and there is hope yet.