Early this morning the crew and I drive up to Flagstaff.
I want to pick up a few things at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, including some water. It’s a cloudy, cold day so the thought of riding in the PTV with the heater on is very appealing. Bridget and Spike like the idea, too, and are happy to hop up onto the bench seat.
This Wal-Mart has more landscaping than many towns.
Every light post has a sign “No overnight parking” with a graphic of a tow truck. I spy a trash receptacle in the parking lot so I put the PTV right next to it. I’ve got a lot of trash and in it goes, out of my life! Thank you, Wal-Mart!
As I’m getting my purse out of the PTV, a lady who looks to be in her forties walks by.
“Hi! What’s that on top of your van?” she asks.
“Oh, that’s a solar panel.”
Before I can explain, she inquires further.
“What’s it for? So you can heat the inside?”
I explain that I have a travel trailer and the solar panel charges up my batteries so I can have lights and stuff.
She nods her head approvingly.
“Very smart. Very smart.” As she walks away I think our conversation is over, until she stops and speaks up one more time.
“Say, would you be able to spare a dollar for the bus?”
“Sure, let me see. I look in my wallet and all I have is a twenty dollar bill. My change purse is almost full, probably a couple of dollars.
“How’s this? There should be enough here.” I pour the change into her hand.
She thanks me and walks off.
Gee, I didn’t see that coming. Once again I’m reminded how very fortunate I am.