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14: out in traffic

Dear Friend,


How was your first week of April 2024? What do you have planned for the next seven days? Maybe a dentist appointment? Taxes? Shopping for new gardening gloves? Hiking a new trail? Lots of people seem to be focused on the eclipse that is scheduled for tomorrow… do you suppose your routine will be affected? (Please don’t ride your bike out in traffic with that welding helmet on).


Whatever you choose to do this week, May You Be Glad That You Did It!


Speaking of choosing to do things… I’m writing a bit late in the day because I chose to get some ‘chore-like’ things done first. Our adventure this week offered several obstacles which included - but was not limited to - a sick transmission in one truck, a flattened tire in another truck, mysteriously-lost mail, and a lot of snow. It’s all stuff that happens sometimes… maybe it’s good that it happened all at once.

While walking along a string of interestingly strange days, a sense of humor is a good balance pole, don’t you think?  After all, as they say at the Galway Community Circus: you “Can’t Spell Funambulism Without Fun.”


And for your amusement, here’s a video called: Tire Change.

In which Frank changes our flat tire along the highway.


One great thing about our crazy week is that we discovered The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Shingle Springs, California, managed by a kind and helpful, fellow nature appreciator named Casey Burton. I don’t normally recommend ‘where to shop’ places but we do recommend this friendly Auto-Service/Tire-Shop. Our little truck is happy with its new tires and we are really glad to have met Casey and to have found such a reliable resource along Highway 50 in Northern California!


We left the beautiful snow, Frank was able to fix the transmission on the big truck, and though the missing mail is still missing, it IS somewhere, and everything else will just work itself out, or not.


I’m sorry that this letter is such a short one this week. As ALWAYS, we are grateful that you are here to read Tracks by the Post… Thank You, kind Friend, for checking in with us!


If you would like, send us a note… we’d love to know what you’ve been up to!


Gently Be,

Leslie and Frank


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