Event #1: Truck will not start.
Event #2: Lifting the hood reveals interior hood insulation shredded by squirrels.
Event #3: Called for a tow ($120).
Event #4: Mechanic informs me that the fuel pump needs to be replaced and repair time is two days.
Event #5: Cancelled jobs I needed to drive to.
Event #6: Truck repaired ($1000).
Event #7: During drive to rescheduled jobs, truck will not start.
Event #8: Called for a tow ($110) (Glad I was closer).
Event #9: Garage closed on the weekend, but—
Event #9a: Mechanic who worked on the truck happened to be there and was able to check for the problem.
Event #10: Two days later, verified that the new fuel pump was faulty.
Event #11: Informed that they will be a delay in getting the part (2 days).
Event #12: Waiting.
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Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
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