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shakedown, breakdown
awoke at 4:30am to finish the drive to Duluth, GA where I was delivering this morning. I pulled onto the interstate and the truck just... stopped. And it won't restart. It turns, but won't fire. I hit a pretty nasty bump merging onto the highway, that occurred at about the same time as the loss of power, but it may just be coincidence. I'm guessing that whatever has been causing the loss of fuel pressure just gave up the ghost, maybe a bad fuel pump? I tried changing the fuel filter, as I had an extra on board, but it didn't help. It just turns and turns, sputters every now and then and keeps on turning.

A tow truck is on the way and they'll be taking me back to Nashville. Freightliner has a 24/7 shop there, so hopefully I'll be able to get the problem resolved quickly. Should be interesting to see what this costs me. I've managed to bank a few grand for a repair fund, so I should be alright. I'm supposed to be going home this weekend. I guess if it's going to be in the shop, and assuming it doesn't cost me a small fortune that would prevent me from spending additional money, I'll probably just rent a car and drive home, then drive back down on Monday night.

First, I was stuck on that damn air cargo account which had me sitting as much as moving. Then I get off of that and Steve leaves the truck. Then I get another student assignment in Atlanta that I was going to pickup this morning and the truck breaks down. Oh yeah, and not one, but TWO trips into Chicago, one to NYC, and one to Atlanta: three cities you can count on being a parking lot anytime of the day (and they were), all within the past ten days.

Geeez, this has been a shitty two weeks. On top of all of that, Welf's past two weeks has been worse than mine. We've been a weird pair; she weepy and sad, me cranky and irritated. Hopefully we can find some solace together this weekend.

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If it's any consolation, I got hit at a Pilot at 4am last week while bobtailing. The guy drove off.

There's something in the planets of late. I know so many people (including me) who have had shitty weeks of late. Not fun.

Add to that the fact that the weather here has been grey and miserable, and you have one unhappy pharmgirl. I'm not good company right now.

I hope you have a much better weekend. N and I are looking forward to some quiet time together -- I wish the same for you and welf.

I hope things work out and you get the truck fixed - it just always seems parts are so expensive

It sucks but when I am having a bad week-
I try to say hopefully things will get better- you just have to go through a few bumps to get there

You guys should come to Louisville and hit Bardstown Rd. on Sat. -I think the weather is going to be great & there's so many place to eat and just window shop -- it may be nice to get out of F-fort for a day for the both of you~ just a suggestion :-)

Boo. Hopefully you'll get home and both of you will have a nice weekend together. Goodness knows you both deserve a break from all the crap.

Wow, that does suck monumentally. Here's to a great weekend, huh?

Psst! Sex and cake solves all of life's problems. *nods*

Ecchhh. Good luck, man. Hope it's nothing too bad.

Sorry my state kicked you! I never liked Duluth too much anyway. Maybe you'll get a chance to relax some this weekend?

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