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Things Don’t Always Go According to Plan

October 14, 2010

Post by Jordan Rader

I was having a great week of travel with COSI’s Investigating Energy program last week. Both schools, Normandy Elementary School in Centerville, OH and Elida Middle School in Elida, OH, were great; great students, great staff, great volunteers. As I was packing up the truck early Friday afternoon, looking forward to my weekend (hopefully including an Ohio State victory), I was thinking how smoothly everything had gone this week. But sometimes things don’t always go according to plan.

On my way back to Columbus from Elida, the orange CHECK ENGINE light lit up on the dashboard. Before I could get to the next exit, the red CHECK ENGINE light came on. I could feel the truck slow down and the power steering cut out. I managed to get the truck over to the side of the road just before it stopped, and with it, cancelled the early start to my weekend. Luckily for me, COSI has a team of people always ready to help with any problem. They didn’t get the problem fixed on the spot, but as soon as they could a truck was there to tow me back to COSI.

Those of you who have seen the Energy show know it’s the biggest program we have. I think the tow truck now knows that too. The truck is still in the shop and I’m not sure what the problem was. But the show must go on. The Investigating Energy program was scheduled to be at a school the following Monday, and thanks to the great COSI Team it was ready to go in a replacement truck in no time, ready to bring exciting hands-on science to students around the Midwest.

COSI On Wheels Truck Under Tow

Nope; things don't always go according to plan!

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One comment

  1. You have such a positive attitude on what must have been a challenging situation. I’m impressed!



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