Saturday, January 15, 2011

Yay and Thanks to Steve and Tony!

Patty's friends Steve and Tony investigating the starter problem.
So after working all day cleaning chimneys, Patty's friend Steve showed up with his buddy Tony, and fixed the truck!  Bessie (my truck) started right up after their repairs.  Turns out it was the starter.  $180 bucks for the part and a few dollars to Tony, and I'm rollin' again.
Since we're all over forty, we have a hard time seeing the small print on the sockets.
Patty found the right size with the flashlight.

Thanks guys!  I won't forget this.  Nothing like good people helping people.  Patty tells me that Steve has a lot of friends that trade their services with each other.  It's the way the early settlers survived, and a wonderful way to be a friend.  Tony's kindly and speedy help on a Saturday evening, leaving his wife and kids at home really made a difference for me.  I would have spent probably twice as much and would have had to go through the hassle of a tow and a wait at the dealership.

A great big thanks to you and your family for helping me out Tony.  Tony tells me he has a 7 year old son. He took my blog address, and hopefully his son will join us on the ride across America!  If you guys find the blog, please leave a comment to let me know you're out there!

My heroes of the day!


  1. We've lost a great deal from the past. It's so good to hear good ol' kindness, compassion and comradere still exist!

  2. Hi Trish - Just wanted to say Hello - Happy New Year and Happy Trails!!! What a great adventure you are on! I read your contribution to Gary's Blog and sent you a separate e-mail with a picture of J.Dee's Joy. Hope it brings you good memories!!! Stay in touch - Am looking forward to hearing when you plan to be in Virginia!