We have been released! Almost 24 hours after the arrival of the parts, the truck is finished. They replaced all sorts of things on one side of the engine: push rods, injectors, just about everything they had – GM sent a giant box of parts…
They did an oil change, then a test drive; we took back the rental car, then headed out on a long drive to see that everything is OK. I have no doubt about the engine, but it always seems like other things go wacky when major work is performed. We checked the radio, the navigation system, the trip odometers, the clock, the tire pressure monitoring system, the front and side cameras, everything we could think of. Everything seemed fine.
We drove about 50 miles, then we went for a celebratory lunch:
Lynda went shopping to try to spend our last Canadian cash; I returned to the GMC waiting room to catch up on computer work; we will hitch up the rig tonight or tomorrow morning and leave before 9:00.
We walked over to Bistro One for our standing every Tuesday reservation:
We had to tell them we will not be returning… unfortunately, Jean, the owner, and Brittany, best waitress ever, were both off sick. But I still had a great Old Fashioned, we enjoyed a nice bottle of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, the Duck Confit was as good as ever, and braised short ribs were a real treat. We left at about 8:30 and it was still light, making our walk home easy.
And an enjoyable time was had by all…