Getting down from my soapbox now, trying not to fall off.
Also, I wanted to replace one of our pans. It doesn't distribute heat at all, and so you have to keep moving the pan over the top of the burner to cook even one fried egg. Truly. I swear I'm not making that up. Anyway...it's so outta here, replaced with something that will work better. I hope.
The call came early from the Chevy dealer. They'd figured out the problem, which I won't go into other than to say that Mike installed an after-market exhaust brake some years ago. It's always worked fine...many, many, many trips...but now it's disconnected. We still have braking power, but this was a little extra that Mike liked. It's been disconnected now and our shifting problem has disappeared. It will get us the rest of the way on the trip and he'll deal with fixing it when we get home. No harm done...except to our collective wallet. We're just happy to be on our way again.
Just to be sure, we drove around running errands today, which included taking in two quilt shops. Wisely, I checked my quilt shop app for quilt shops in the local area and found this:
Ah, yes. Who says I don't know how to use my time productively? We chose two, but I'll tell you about that in a separate post.
We're going to get some groceries tonight and then head off on our long-awaited and much anticipated trip to Stanley tomorrow. Wish us luck, but I'm hoping we won't need it.