Sarge has had many close calls and times when he survived by luck not skill. But that was in the Army. As a civilian only the rush hour traffic makes him worry about his continued life.
Here is something that happened to Sarge and Lt. Linda just a couple of days ago.
We, Lt. Linda and I, were on our way to enjoy a lunch together and instead of going by the freeway ,which is frequently very busy and crowded at lunch time I decided to go by the back residental streets. We were in no hurry. About a couple of blocks from our house is a dip in the steet. I guess for rain water runoff but you best slow down for it as it is deep. So I did. And when we bounced back up from the dip Linda said "What is that noise?" Well after 24 yrs in the Army and guns and bombs and cannons, I don't hear any noise unless it walks right up and smacks me in the face. A little further on she said "There it is again." Well that time I could hear a grinding sound so I pulled over and checked for loose bolts and anything that looked broken. Nothing, so I started up again and the front tire on Linda's side let out a loud SKREECH! I did a very slow U-Turn and headed back home. Saturday when I got a chance to put the car in the drive and up on blocks I took the right front wheel off and the brake calipers and rotor. The rotor had a real bad grinding mark on the outside. As I looked at the pads to see what caused that, some pieces of metal fell to the driveway next to my leg. Looking further I saw the axle shaft protruding and the bearing all busted and dribbling out. I just sat there for a few minutes shaking. If we had taken the freeway and running at 65 or 70 mph instead of the 20 mph we were doing on the residental streets, we would have lost our lives in an instant. When a axle on the front wheels breaks, the car usually takes a nose dive and then either goes in the ditch or fiips over on its top when the undercarraige hits the pavement. Thank you Lord you must have something else for us to do.
Sarge and Lt. Linda