Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Cabernet in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Three Days off At Amazon

Our weekend starts on Thursday we have three days off from Amazon.com. The neighbor next door notice my truck had a oil leak and came over to tell me. I went out to check it out and sure enough it was. The truck is a 2008 and only has 45000 on it. I called the Dodge dealer in Independence, KS for a appointment they said to bring it in Friday and I thought o boy being Friday I would have to leave it and have to rent a car for a week. We arrived at 7:30 and they got it right in.
 
As it happened it is the weekend for Kansas largest annual celebration called Neewollah that's Halloween back wards its a pretty big deal around here. My sister in law is from Independence, KS so she comes down every year for her class reunion and the celebration. She came by the dealer ship and picked us up. Went to a local cafe for a great breakfast and then she gave us a tour of her home town.
     
                                                                            Stella and Angela
 
 
She took us to Elk City Army Corps lake


Time for that Kodak moment... 


 
At about noon the dealer ship called and said the truck was ready. They told me it was a small plug in the side of the block that was leaking and needing cleaned and some kind of sealant put on it. And sir that will be $165 and thanks for coming in. I guess it could have been worse and cost a lot more.  
 
 
Later in the day Friday we meat up with another couple we work with for happy hour and dinner in the little town of Liberty, KS. The place is called Jack's and its the only retail business in the town other than a grain mill. Population 120 great food its a hang out for Amazon workers. 

 
Today Saturday is our day of rest we start our 4 day week Sunday Angela is getting lunch and dinners ready. After getting up at 4:30 am and getting home after 5:00 we our to tired to do much but have a few beers for the pain and a bite to eat then it time to go to bed and start over.

6 comments:

Nan Talley said...

Do you think you will do it again?

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Enjoy the long weekend!

Ali Workentin said...

Glad to hear things seem to be working out well. Loved the pics that you shared and glad the oil leak was a fairly quick fix. Have a great week. Love the picture of the rig in the campground.

Dennis and Donna said...

You're better peeps than we are..Too long of hours, I would need a paramedic working right beside me.

Donna W. said...

whenever we have to take vehicle to a dealers and get out for under
$400 we consider ourselves blessed. glad it wasnt anything major and didnt have down time.
Give Angela a hug and the pups a pat from us.

Bob and Jo said...

Hope you enjoyed your time off. Way behind in reading blogs.