We spent from 8:30 this morning until 5:30 tonight at the Bruckner’s Mack/Volvo shop in Dallas. Seems the parts they ordered yesterday didn’t get shipped. Someone had to do a parts run to Fort Worth, Texas to get the necessary parts for my truck and that took all morning long.
Joe’s truck was looked at and they found his air dryer was in good shape. It was the air lines in the cab under the dash that had been shoddily put together at the assembly plant. The hoses didn’t match up and had cracked from the bouncing and shocks the truck has taken over the last couple years. As of this writing (9:30 p.m. 10/1/10) Joe’s truck is still in the shop being worked on. It should be finished before midnight tonight or early in the morning. Maybe we can leave tomorrow and get this “show on the road”.
There were several other drivers in the lounge during the day with Joe and I. Waiting for their trucks to be repaired. Someone turned the television on and game shows played for the first part of the morning. Family Feud took up about four of the half hour slots with one game right after another. Then more of another game show called “Who Wants To Be A Milloionaire?” Then there was an hour of Maury Povich. This show, in my opinion, is just trash tv. There is nothing in the way of a social redeeming quality to his show, nor is it educational by any stretch of the imagination. These men were watching these shows. I could not believe it. They talked to each other as though they were long time viewers and were going down memory lane with a back and forth on which show was the most outrageous.
Someone turned the idiot box off around 3 p.m. and quiet reigned once again.
We are now ensconced in a nice hotel that has a hot tub. Joe and I are going back and forth with “You want to go to the hot tub?” He would like to go and soak his aching back in the hot water, then he says he is too tired to go. We will probably ask each other this crazy question for another half hour and then when we decide to go we will find the hot tub has closed. Just about how it nearly always works. Someday one of us will decide that we want to go right away and not do this crazy back and forth thing we have going on.
We are shooting for being on the road before noon tomorrow. My truck is finished, we are waiting on Joe’s to be done. The trip is not even half over yet. Will be make it? Will we be leaving tomorrow? Stay tuned….you will find out after this important announcement from our sponsors 🙂 Too much tv today.