We were really looking forward to the start of the Clark-Moore Middle School's Program today, had the vehicles loaded and the ponies loaded in the trailer up here at the mothership when, as Mark got out to the road, there was a" thunk" and a sinking feeling- literally. A bracket oh his truck's spring things broke. (You can tell how mechanical I am). We brought it back to the shop building and I used Arnold, our skid steer loader, to raise up the back of the truck while Mark chained and wired the parts back together. Good enough to get to a mechanic? Yes. Good enough to haul George and Daisy? No- definitely. So we unloaded the ponies, Mark called a mechanic that's worked on the truck in the past (was that just last week?) and he went to see what could be done to fix it. In the meantime, I called the Youth Services Coordinator to reschedule the kiddos for tomorrow at 12:30, Jim called to offer to help fix it, and Tim called to offer the use of his truck to haul the ponies. We're so blessed to have such helpful and generous volunteers.
Mark called a few minutes ago to let me know that he was on his way to pick up the part thingy and I filled him in on what's been going on here.
One way or another, we will be at the Fairgrounds tomorrow to ride!
Happy (and safe)Trails!
PS. We decided that since Saturday the 14th is the last Saturday before the Hoedown for Heroes we should spend the day getting the BGAD site ready for the Grand Opening etc. So we have postponed the Volunteer Orientation seminars to a later date TBA.