Fargo, North Dakota is a lovely town. The people are great (so far). I'm a little stuck here until I get a transmission. Late check out at the hotel is 2 pm. I'm crossing my fingers (among other things) that is all we will need. We are waiting semi-patiently this Monday morning for the mechanic to get back to us with the timeline necessary for a new trannie.
I limped off the interstate yesterday around noon, spent the rest of the day lining up a rental car, a tow truck and a hotel room. Checked into the room around 4:30 pm. My truck is hanging out at a reputable service station and the manager gets in around 9:30 am today. I've read the newspaper, answered e-mails, made a phone call over to the service station for an update and am now merely drumming my fingers waiting for time to pass so I don't appear to be harassing anyone.
We have found evidence that cows face north/south. Once we get back on the road our assignment is to verify this information and to see if bison have the same internal compass. I'm wondering if I can get a grant for this research. Something along the lines of enough grant money to pay for the transmission and the overnight charges. Just a thought. Will post pictures when I get my own computer back up and running.