Tim, the mechanic, recognized the obvious – a broken air hose forced the emergency brake on below 60 psi. In order to fix the hose while on the side of I-85 he needs a clamp & 6″ of duct tape; both of which I have onboard the bus. 15 miles later it we are in the shop replacing the old hose & confirming that the brakes are “a-ok”.
But the niftiest thing that happened was one of the ways the Spirit answered your prayers.
What do you think the odds are that one of our iFace.org board members would be driving on I-85 N a few minutes after the bus brakes started smoking and forced it to stop? Bruce & Jan Wells were on their way home to Chapel NC when they passed me & then called Lynn to ask if that was our bus. Taking the next exit several miles away, they circled back to meet me, take me to breakfast & pray while Tim, the mechanic, completed the repairs. God is good.
3 hours later I am back in Atlanta with a “new” bus. On Monday, I’ll check to see if the bus needs new “rubber” (tires @ $500 each).
Chapter 4 to be continued….