Sunday, October 3, 2010

Make Plans ~ Part 2

  • So ... yesterday my dad and Nancy left the west side of the state to head over here to chase some sunshine and visit with us before they start their snowbird trek to Arizona.  I received a call from Nancy about 4:30 p.m. and they were stuck in Umatilla, Oregon at the Tesoro station.  Seems when my dad gave the keys to the young man to fill up his diesel motorhome, the gas station jockey filled it with gasoline instead.  Well, technically it didn't get all the way full, only 70 gallons.  Dad had gone inside the station to use the facilities and when he came back out noticed the error.
  • Nancy called to say they'd be delayed due to the amount of time it was going to take to pump all the gas out and replace it with diesel.  You see, Oregon has this funky law where you can't pump your own fuel. (Personally, I love driving through Oregon and knowing a person has a job because of this law.)   Putting gas in a diesel rig is a mistake anyone could make if you are young and inexperienced or just plain old having a bad day.  The last I heard from Nancy was about 8:00 p.m. and they were finally rolling down the road towards Tri-Cities. 
  • We'll see them today sometime. It's all good Tesoro made it right by not letting my dad pay ($331) for the entire tank of diesel fuel they finally pumped in.  Yeah Tesoro!  No harm was done and I'll get to remind my dad and Nancy that it actually "pays" to come visit us.  
  • They were laughing about it last night.  What a great attitude!  Stuff happens.

1 comment:

  1. WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO get to see Susan and Gene today .... life is good!!!

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