Thursday, April 26
The Perfect Tow Vehicle comes home today!
Kelly’s Transmissions, North Highway 90, Huachuca City, Arizona
As instructed, I call Kelly’s around 3:30.
Shortly thereafter, Reggie, Roger, and I step outside the Best Little Trailer (now residing at Quail Ridge RV Resort) to wait for someone from the shop to pick us up.
The RV park being around the corner from Kelly’s, we don’t have to wait long before the PTV pulls up to us.
Oh, it’s good to see you again!
I greet the driver, pop the boys into the passenger seat, and climb in with them for the ride to the shop.
I pay the bill with my credit card.
For several years I’ve used a credit card to pay for everything I can, from the smallest to the largest purchases. Then I pay the balance at the end of the billing cycle. I do this for a bunch of reasons.
The card “earns” points toward purchases at Amazon. It also creates a record of my purchases that I can review online. And it eliminates the need for carrying a lot of cash or for writing checks. (I have a debit card I never use.)
Another benefit of using a credit card for almost everything, paying it off promptly, and doing that for years is one’s credit rating goes up to the moon.
“Okay, got it, RVSue! What about the bill?
Here it is, as written on the invoice: R&R Trans 4L60E — $913.75, Install trans cooler — $150.00, Labor — $1,336.25, Tax — $64.89
TOTAL — $2,464.89!
Okay, that’s a big owee. But, gee, I’m gonna’ have a lot of points to spend!
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“Isn’t it great to have our PTV again?”
I’m in a celebratory mood!
I swing the Perfect Tow Vehicle out of the transmission place and shoot over to Huachuca City’s Dollar General store.
“Wait just a minute, guys. I’ll be right back.”
I trot into the store and pick up a container of ice cream.
Reg and Rog sniff the bag for rotisserie chicken.
“Nope, not this time. I got us something better — ice cream! We’re gonna’ have a homecoming party for the PTV!”
This proclamation fills the boys with happy excitement. With the wind blowing through my hair, I zoom us up the highway to our campsite at Quail Ridge.
“Okay, let’s see what we’ve got.”
Hmm . . . Vanilla light ice cream with caramel swirl and mini Rolo candy pieces. That’ll do!
I rip off the lid, grab a spoon, and sit on the bed, setting the ice cream container on our table. Reg takes his position to the right of me, Rog sits down on my left.
“Because you can’t eat chocolate, I’ll eat the candy pieces and the caramel swirl, okay? You get the vanilla part. Deal?”
We dig in.
Well, I do the digging. I search out the precious candy bites and caramel and happily glom away. Reg and Rog lick the little dollops of ice cream I set on the table before them.
When we’re finished, I make a suggestion.
“How about we go to the dog park?”
Somewhere between the words “go” and “to,” Roger picks up my meaning and leaps to the door. I hook the crew onto the leashes and we take off.
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At the dog park . . .
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All is well!
NOTE: Now that we have the PTV again, we will be out and about today. Please take over the comments section for me. Enjoy the company of fellow blogorinos and, if you aren’t already part of that illustrious group, you are welcome to join today!
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Bye for now! — Sue
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