September 7, 2010

Diagnosis for the Truck and a New Blog to Share

We're back on the road after a long weekend at home. Once again the truck went to the doctor, but this time it was our doctor at home. Somehow that just makes a difference, though I'm sure the other mechanics are just as talented. Maybe the difference is history and so you feel more confident in them.

Anyway, the diagnosis was simple thank goodness. The new turbo, the one the shop in Saint George, UT put on, was apparently no good. So they simply installed another new turbo and so far the truck is behaving like a dream and no check engine lights have been seen yet!

I'm looking forward to smooth sailing. Could still use your prayers and encouragement though. We have intentions to stay out at least till November 1st without a break at home. After these breakdowns we're going to be behind again, so we hope to make up for it by not taking a break. Its going to be hard, but we'll manage! November first is when we're shipping calves at Malcolm's parent's so that's out goal. To stay out till then, and then give ourselves a break. (this is of course provided the house doesn't sell in that time. If that occurs we'll obviously have to change plans.)

My cousin/dear friend, one of the individuals responsible for me and Malcolm meeting, has started a new blog that I want to share.

When you get the opportunity, I would encourage you to skip over there for a look. Tiffany has blessed my life in so many ways, and I continue to learn from and be inspired by her.  If your a parent, I think this blog will be especially meaningful, but even to us who are not blessed with children in our lives, it has been thought provoking and enriching, even with only the first 5 posts up.

So take a look when you get a chance.
We drove through the Montana mountains yesterday evening over into Idaho and then across to Pasco, WA where we delivered this morning and then sat all day waiting to load. We're currently, finally, en route to Donald, OR which is just south of Portland. Only 180 miles to go. Short miles and a low rate. I'm hoping this is getting us set up for a high paying/high miles load. We'll find out in the morning. I'll be back later this week with pictures and details on our travels. And also a report on how marvelously the truck is behaving itself! I'm counting on that!


small farm girl said...

I'm glad they found out what was wrong with the truck. That can be very frustrating. Sounds like you guys are in it for the long haul. lol.
Be safe.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear your truck is behaving better.

Thanks for stopping by and for sharing the link. I'll check it out.