We had one of those days where nothing seemed to go right. We started at the bank and thought it would be pretty easy. That was our first mistake. We wanted to get a couple of certified checks and a bank letter that says our account has enough in it to get our Visas. Turns out that they would only write a letter saying some generic thing that would not work. We know it would not work, since we paid the bank to write the letter last time and our attorney told us to go back to the bank and get a new letter. Ugh! We did get the certified checks after over 45 minutes though. We will go back to the bank tomorrow and if all goes well, we might get the letter. If there is anything here that I dread more than the Aduanas, Customs Officers, it is the bank. I hate...no maybe loathe going to the bank. If I could think of a stronger word, it would be that.
Next was the mechanic. We bought our truck knowing that it would need some repairs pretty soon. It turns out there were more repairs than we thought.
1. The hubs were welded in the locked position
2. The transmission mount was broken
3. The universal joints in the front drive shaft were broken
4. The rear drums would not even come off, so they are dropping the rear axle to get the drums off
5. Every bushing needed replacing
6. In case you read down this far, there is no way that I even know what the first 5 line items actually are and that means that there is no way I could remember the rest of them!
This is only round ONE with mechanic.
So, Rick takes the truck to the mechanic, mechanic tells him what parts to go buy, Rick proceeds to 2 different stores and gets the parts that he could (some will need to be ordered,) brings the parts to the mechanic, mechanic gives him another list of parts......
The good news is that we should have the majority of the stuff fixed by tomorrow and will be able to get the truck back for a few days while we wait on the other parts. This of course is assuming that there is not another list of parts we will need. So...tomorrow we will find out what round TWO looks like.
As we have learned here, it takes 3 times for us to get stuff accomplished. So, I am convinced that there will be more.
The good news for the day is that the first round of coffee we shipped out has arrived undamaged and quicker than 3 weeks.
We are also working on appointments for the puppies to be spayed and neutered. Thankfully, they cannot read and are still happy with no clue of their upcoming appointment. They are so going to hate us!