I just realized I've posted nothing on the Silver Snail's progress since February. I guess that's because there really hasn't been any!
Since the end of February, we started JH Track (which I coach). I take it way too seriously, so it consumes a lot of my time. Our 8th grade boys and girls were league champions, by the way!
I had a group of 8th grade boys run 3:54.52 for their 4x400m relay. I'm pretty proud of that one. 2nd fastest JH time in the state of Kansas this year near as I can figure. Anyway...we had State Assessments (more time consuming stuff), and my wife had some heart surgery!
Lesa is doing better, thanks, but it's looking like she'll be back for more in the coming months.
Hopefully, we'll get this thing fixed. I think she just loves me sooooo much. Nah.
Now to the Snail...
Since purchase, we've put nearly 6,000 miles on her! That's about 1000 miles per month. Not too shabby. Most of them have been trouble free...with the noted exception of the air compressor.
Memorial Day weekend, we took a trip to Laramie, WY to see my mom and rest of my family. It took forever to get over the pass, dropping down to 35 mph much of the way. The trip back home wasn't so long, we only had to climb a few hundred feet to get out of Laramie, over the pass, then downhill most of the way to Denver. We took HWY 287 instead of the I-25 & I-80 route. I just didn't see the Snail making that steep climb up the mountain out of Cheyenne!
We've had a lot of good times with her so far. Now that school is out for the kids and I, I'm really hoping to get to work on her. Now I have the time and no money...before I had no time and no money so it didn't matter! But I have some money coming from some "extra" work at the school and I hope to apply that to the bus fund. We need to finish with seat removal, and get the new floor and seats installed. I think I have a line on a (roughly) used travel trailer. I'm hoping to look at it this weekend. I'm hoping to salvage the door, some windows, and the roof AC unit.
I think there's some other mechanicals that I'll be able to use too.
Not much of an update, but we're still here and kickin'!