Sunday, April 16, 2006

Flurry of Freightliners

Time to catch up, now that we're sitting a spell in one place!

We arrived in Clayton, Oklahoma on Wednesday night for some service
to our new truck on Thursday. A very impressive sight to see row
upon row of Freightliner Sportchassis lined up 3 deep. We stayed
in the parking lot while the crew spent all day Thursday, and a few
hours Friday morning getting us squared away with our new tool box,
installation of our CB, and some other minor adjustments.

Finally got back on the road by 1 p.m. Friday, and made tracks
to the Wal-Mart in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Ever the eventful trip
so far, we had a blowout on a 5W tire on the Indian Nation Parkway.
Fortunately, it was still light out, so Ron was able to see enough
to get the tire changed fairly quickly. Also really good news that
this truck has a built-in air compressor, and Ron had just purchased
a new impact wrench, so he made short work of it. The blown tire
was completely shredded.

The tires still have at least 50% of their original tread, but that's
not gonna cut it for us. New tires this week when we stop at Betty's!