Friday, September 22, 2023

The call finally came

What is slower than the slow boat to China? The slow truck from Louisiana carrying my transmission. 

When the mechanic checked on its status Tuesday it was determined the truck was in Albuquerque. Why had it taken I-40 instead of I-10? Oh, mine wasn’t the only load on the truck. Okay.

It was still in Albuquerque on Wednesday morning, but in the afternoon it was shown to be “on the move.” So by end of day? Or Thursday morning? It’s only a 4-hour drive. But no show on Thursday.

But the transmission arrived today. It had been held in Albuquerque awaiting a southbound truck. If I had known that I might have gone to Albuquerque myself to get it. Oh well.

The mechanic — Rick Marquez at Twisted Wrenches — will see how his other jobs go today and determine on Monday when he can fit me in. I’m predicting Wednesday. I’m going to need another fifty-pound bag of patience.


  1. Glad it got there! Hope it goes well...

  2. It was helpful for you to mention Twisted Wrenches in Santa Clara, NM. But they don't show up on Google Maps. They show up in Las Cruces.

  3. Too bad you couldn't have had this done when they had the engine out being replaced. sure would have been a lot less work.

    1. At the time, I thought the engine was the only problem. Once it was replaced I realized some of the other symptoms were because of the transmission. As the scientific method says, make one change at a time