Truck is supposed to be repaired by mid-morning Tuesday according to Bill from Babbitt Ford. It seems the EGR and engine oil cooler melted together, what ever that means. Water and oil mixed, not good, but the engine is OK. Of course the extended warranty I paid way too much for doesn’t cover the repairs because there was a Technical Service Bulletin. Guess it is a standard problem with the 6 liter diesel. However Bill tells me that the bulletins are considered a shortcut for mechanics often saving them time troubleshooting a problem and shouldn’t be used as an excuse—although clearly written in the contract—for not covering repairs. Plus Ford has their own extended warranty that I’m going to look into, after I fire the first one with money coming back. This is not the first time Direct Buy Warranty has screwed me, but will be the last.
I stayed in all day at Flagstaff KOA because of a head cold which I probably brought on with stress. Geez, when will I learn. It sure looked like a pretty day out there, people walking their dogs in shorts and T-shirts while I sat in front of the heater and later took a nap.
I’m really hoping to be on the road again tomorrow and stay Wednesday night at Lee’s Ferry where my friend Lyn from desertsong studio is the artist-in-residence (AIR) at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. I met weaver extraordinaire Lyn a couple years ago when she was an AIR at the North Rim. Please check out her blog to see examples of some of these magnificent weavings, especially the life size condor which will hang in our visitor center.
Don’t expect to have internet after leaving Flagstaff until I get to the North Rim, where hopefully my phone and internet will be on.
And one more thing, if you like to travel you’ll truly enjoy visiting serrasue at My Life in Photography as she heads to Point Reyes National Seashore.
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