Billings, MT High 83 Low 56
We left Helena Sunday morning and made the 245 mile drive to our son’s driveway. That’s a really long drive for us so we were ready to relax when we got parked. We did see a few signs of Fall arriving.
Snow on the mountain tops.
Monday Jim took the truck into the truck hospital and it was not good news. We needed a complete set of injectors. Lots and lots of dollars. But we don’t have a choice. They also did transmission maintenance. Sure glad Todd and Michaela have an extra car that we could use.
Tuesday was appointment day. We needed to be at the Driver’s License station by 7:20. My process went without a hitch but Jim just can’t do things without having a glitch. He passed his eye exam got all the paperwork filled out and then the gal looked at his license and said – this expired on your birthday. It really didn’t expire because we had both gotten six months extensions from South Dakota. I had already turned over my extension but guess who’s extension was back in Apache Junction. We had thought that we would have this all taken care of before his birthday while we were in Helena. What we didn’t realize was that we had to have an appointment and there were no appointments available in Helena.
Ginny to the rescue. It’s amazing how things can work out. I called our neighbor, Ginny, down in Apache Junction and it just so happens that they had returned to AJ on Monday from their summer travels. Also, this was the first year that we had left a key to the fifth wheel with her when we left town. She was able to find the required paper and overnighted it to us. Thank you so much.
Jim took all the paperwork and went back to the license place and he is now legal once again.
After that fiasco I had my eye appointment. I had to drive because Jim had an expired license on him but the doctor dilated my eyes and there is no way I can drive in bright sunlight even with shades on. So Jim very carefully drove us back home.
After my eyes were back to normal, it was time to take the girls in for their yearly check up. Many more dollars later, they are good to go and are doing really good for their ages.
Todd fixed chicken noodle soup for dinner using Michaela’s Mom’s recipe. It was fabulous. And I didn’t have to cook. Love it.
This morning we met up with our dear friend Carol for breakfast. So good to see her again.
Tonight we have another adventure that I’ll blog about next time.