Always-Something-Bob Davis Podcast 1057

Always Something

Due to the realities of Nomad Life It’s always something. A phrase we often use but don’t like very much. Learn more in Always-Something-Bob Davis Podcast 1057.

On The Move

Firstly I am on the move again.

Hidden Problems

Secondly being on the move often means problems develop that have hidden themselves when you’re just hanging out.

Control Emotions

Above all I’ve learned to get control of my emotions when I do have a problem.

Opportunity

That is to say stop, look up and ask yourself what the opportunity is rather than give way to your worst fears.

And so it was this week.

Off Course

First of all I was off course.

Use Maps Not Google

To clarify there is no substitute for a good actual map.

Certainly Google or Apple Maps have their uses.

Global View

But having a real map gives you a global view of where you’re headed.

Oops

Therefore that’s how I ended up in near Lake Havasu when I was headed to Scottsdale.

More Fun

However the fun does not stop there.

I Love The Smell of Diesel In The Morning

In short that’s when I noticed the smell of fuel.

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Experience

Therefore driving down a mountain nearly 25 miles with some kind of fluid pouring out of Mobile Podcast Command was quite an experience.

Pray

After praying to get to Parker Arizona and find a good mechanic I ended up at MNR Racing.

Oddly enough a church was right down the block.

The Saga Is Not Over

Finally the sags is not over at the recording of this podcast.

These guys are closed til the 10th of June.

However they have decided to check out the truck and find out what the problem is.

Remain Calm and Carry On

Finally I remained calm.

Did not allow a relatively minor problem ruin my day, or life.

Where’s That Bowl Of Cherries?

To sum up these days life on the road can be a challenge.

In addition life back in the world isn’t exactly a bowl of cherries either.

Surprises

In short life is full of surprises.

It’s always something!

(I may have referred to MNR Racing as MSM racing in this podcast. I don’t know why I do that! In any case the proper links to MNR’s FB site are linked and I can’t say enough good things about them. Thanks Again!)

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Trials-Tribulations-Victory-Bob Davis Podcast 1053

Trials Tribulations and Victory

Firstly if you’ve ever been stuck in the sand you know the meaning of Trials Tribulations and if you’re lucky Victory. Learn more in Trials-Tribulations-Victory-Bob Davis Podcast 1053.

Trials

Secondly it happened to me just a few weeks ago. Now it was someone else’s turn.

Tribulations

And it was my turn to help.

No Guarantee

Certainly there are no guarantees in this story.

Solving Problems

But sometimes three people have all they need to solve a problem.

Extra Help

With a little extra help.

Amazed At The Bonds Of Nomads

Above all I am amazed at the bond nomads have.

And Veterans

Even more the bond I witnessed that our armed services veterans have.

It’s All Here

Most importantly it’s all here in Trials-Tribulations-Victory-Bob Davis Podcast 1053.

Forgotten How To Work Together

I think one our biggest problems these says has to do with the fact that we all seemed to have forgotten how to work together and stay with a problem long enough to see some kind of progress.

Help From Above Too

In addition when you put in the effort sometimes you get a little unexpected help from above.

Step Up

I was willing to step up. As a result I learned something.

Takes A Team

On the other hand I certainly wasn’t the one who wouldn’t quit. I got help in that regard from my friends.

Skoolie

And another nomad camper with a Skoolie.

Reinforcement

However the idea of refusing to quit and being willing with stay with it was reinforced due to this experience.

Land Of The Nomad

Subsequently there was a lot of talk among us about how these experiences are much more the norm out in the land of the nomad than back home.

Nomad Life

In the same vein it’s one of the great things about nomad life.

Step Up And Share

In short we’re always ready to step up to help and share if we can.

Lessons To Be Applied Elsewhere

Finally I think those same lessons can be applies to the greater question of our national future.

Working Together

That is to say working together.

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Nomad-Setbacks-New-Adventures-Bob Davis Podcast 1049

Nomad Setbacks and New Adventures

Firstly every now and then there are setbacks and new adventures for nomads. They’re unavoidable. Not fun when they happen though. Status update from the road in Nomad-Setbacks-New-Adventures-Bob Davis Podcast 1049.

Still On The Road? Everything Is Fine

Secondly as long as your rig isn’t at the bottom of a lake or ravine everything is fine.

Emergency Fund

Certainly you’ll have to pay.

And you know that.

Not The End Of The World

But it’s not the end of the world.

How Could This Have Happened?

Even more you kick yourself wondering how ‘this’ could have happened.

Law Of Fast Forgetting

Therefore it’s normal to get down on yourself when the law of fast forgetting is in effect.

Get Your Road Chops Back

In other words if you stayed in one place all winter and weren’t on the road there are things we all get used to doing on the road.

Easy To Forget

It’s easy to forget these things when you start traveling again.

Grand Entrance

For example making a grand entrance by driving down what looked like a shallow hill.

Turns Into A Sand Dune

However that shallow hill was a sand dune.

Time For A Tow Truck

Meanwhile as I waited for the inevitable two truck to pull me out I got philosophical.

Learn and Relearn

After that it was an evening of talking about how often we learn and relearn life lessons very quickly out here.

Life Lessons Take Time

That is to say sometimes life lessons take years to incorporate.

Learning Faster In Nomadland

In short the same lesson that takes years can take a few minutes out here.

Grateful

Finally I am grateful to be on the road again.

Interrupting My Reverie

Certainly I hate it when my reverie is interrupted by some stupid act.

But all is well.

Not A Bowl Of Cherries

To sum up nomad life isn’t a bowl of cherries.

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Nomad-Setbacks-New-Adventures-Bob Davis Podcast 1049