Meridian, ID. Day 9 of the move

May I start by saying that the entire staff of Utah Truck and Trailer is wonderful and that Chris, in specific, saved us.  As you might recall from our last thrilling installment, because of the holiday weekend, there was serious concern about finding the part.  Not to be thwarted by a little thing like that, our hero spent the morning on the phone calling stores trying to find ANYONE who was open and would carry the part.

She was facing a dire landscape as business after business failed to answer their phones or didn’t have the part.  Then, in a stroke of inspiration, Chris had a mechanic pull the fan clutch from our truck instead of relying on the VIN number.  Behold! The fan clutch had a different part number on it and she found one a mere thirty minutes away.

This wonderful woman got in her own car and drove to get that part for us.

By three-thirty they had us on the road again.

When we got to the hill that did in the truck last time, we climbed it with no problems.  We had a safe arrival in Meridian, ID with no trauma.

Except for Marlowe. He’s still not excited by the whole truck thing.

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4 Responses

  1. Beth

    Whoa, so if Chris hadn’t been brilliant enough to pull the part out, you would have patiently waited until Thursday to get one shipped from Pennsylvania or wherever, only to find it was the wrong part??

    She’s a genius.

  2. karen wester newton

    If you get a chance, you might want to watch the PBS show about the first transcontinental car trip in 1903 by Horation Nelson Jackson. At this point, you could empathize. In 1958, my family moved from Oak Harbor, WA to Annapolis, MD in a 1956 Plymouth station wagon. We had 2 adults, 4 kids, aged 12, 9, 8 and 3 months, and a dog. Mt father says the trip was soon, mercifully, a blur in his memory.

  3. KRISS@ UTAH TRUCK AND TRAILER

    MARY:
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR KIND WORDS. ALSO THANKS AGAIN FOR THE NICE BOTTLES OF WINE. I NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ORDER IT AND HAVE YOU SHIP IT TO UTAH WITHOUT GETTING IN TROUBLE.
    I REALLY ENJOYED MEETING YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND. HOPE ALL IS WELL IN YOUR NEW ADVENTURES IN LIFE.
    THANKS AGAIN KRISS AND EVERYONE AT UTAH TRUCK