We Are Sorry If We Missed You In Lutz (But Glad We Missed You On FL-40)

We were headed toward Tampa Friday from St. Augustine when Nancy, the driver, noticed that the van brakes weren’t working as she approached an intersection on FL-40 just east of Barberville. The trailer brakes helped save us from disaster, so then we pulled into a vacant lot and called a tow truck. Later that afternoon, the service rep at the Ford Dealer in Deland told us a part (the vacuum pump) wouldn’t be in until Monday. That killed our plans for the weekend (specifically the Lutz Arts and Crafts Festival) and delayed our return to Miami by one day. Again, if you were looking forward to seeing Nancy’s work or just wanted to talk nature and/or photography that weekend, we are sorry.

Since this is the second festival missed in so many months1st time (and the second ever), Nancy is beginning to wonder if it’s time to trade in the van. It’s a 2004 model with almost 158 thousand miles but has a diesel engine. This will take some more thought. Stay tuned.

Author: Bruce

Although I grew up in Garden Grove, California, I have lived here in South Miami longer than I've lived anywhere else in the world. I've been married to my wonderful wife, Nancy, longer than I was ever without her. We were both teachers. Nancy recently retired after 40 years. I have also spent time as an officer in the Coast Guard, a commercial property appraiser, and an electrical engineering student. Now I'm technical support for Bee Happy Graphics. That means I handle this blog, our web page, and all E-mail, I do all post-processing and printing of the images, I cut mats and glass and frames. If you have a technical question, I would be the one trying to answer it.

Your "two cents worth" is welcome. I don't give change.

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