Monday, June 8, 2009

Adventures of the Benson's...

Lately, if it can go wrong, it will and we just have to laugh! Seriously, you will NOT believe our day today...but before I even get to that, let me give you quick run-down of some "uh-oh's" the past few weeks:
*2 weekends ago, almost ready to open concessions trailer for business and have NO electricity. The power cord has burned the plug-in at the extension cord. Can you say electrical fire? There was A LOT of praying happening! And, Game & Fish is the place to be when problems like these arise. They had someone over and new electric ran pretty quick. One problem down. Then, ran out of propane. Oops! We are now the proud owners of 4 propane tanks!! Ha! What's that? Not enough trouble...how about a gas leak to go with it??? Yep, it's true!
*Next weekend, we had the blow-out on the trailer on the side of the interstate. Continued problems with the gas leak that then caused one fryer to completely go out on Saturday. Kevin had to cook french fries in our turkey fryer behind the concessions trailer. HA! But we survived.
*Now for the really fun part!! TODAY! We needed to get the concessions trailer from Lonoke to NLR to store it for a few weeks. My Jeep sways when it pulls it, so we borrowed my Bubby's old work truck. On the way to NLR, we start smelling something funny...like its burning or melting plastic smell. So, we pull over and call Bubby. It's not overheated, so keep going unless it overheats. We make it back on the interstate and it starts smoking - inside the cab of the truck. Oh, and keep in mind it is 90 degrees and no air conditioner! So, we pull over again. Call Bubby. He says Dad is leaving work & to call him. So, Dad comes and pulls trailer rest of way to NLR and I follow in the safety of Dad's car. :-) It smokes a little while Dad drives it, but he says there isn't anything wrong with it. We unload the trailer and are going to take the truck back to Bubby. Dad says all is fine...the carpet is just melting??? So, off we go. It really starts smoking...so bad that we are covering our noses with our shirts because we can't breathe. And, suddenly Kevin yells, "Pull over! We are on fire! FLAMES!" And he is literally stomping out flames with his feet on the passenger side of the truck. I pull over and Kevin gets the fire out. We call Dad and tell him there IS something wrong and we just caught on fire!!! My Dad turns around and comes back to rescue us again. He basically pulls the carpet up, gets the drivers seat, says there isn't anything to catch on fire now, and drives the truck back to Bubby's house. HA! You gotta know my Dad. A little fire...driving down the interstate...no problem...what's all the fuss? LOL! So, we returned my Bubby's truck with a huge hole in the floor of the passengers side where it caught on fire. I feel horrible about it! But, the good news is that we are all ok. And, that is just some of our adventures lately!!!! Seriously! HA!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK I just laughed out loud....really LOUD!!! I can so see Kevin sayin that!
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Tasha said...

Ummm, remind me to never go anywhere with you...like ever! LOL.

Sandy said...

That is just too funny.

Becca B. said...

You know our luck with fires, so I won't even laugh...though it hard to resist!

RoozGal said...

Tasha says to remind her to never go anywhere with you....I say remind me to never let you borrow my truck!! LOL It sounds like you guys are being tested. It also sounds like you passed the test because I can hear the humor in your posts in spite of all the bad luck! It can only get better!