Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Update January 6th 2009

Jen & Nathans' truck blew a head gasket in Ft. Saint John. They had to limp the truck into Edmonton to get the work done on it (8 hours away) since no one in Ft. Saint John could get it in before January 20th. They do not know how long it will take to get it fixed - while they are hopeful
they will still make it to Quebec, they are entirely at the mercy of the repair shop (and availability of diesel engine parts) in Canada, so there is no way to be sure now. They are hoping to be able to stay with a musher in the Edmonton area since they cannot leave 30 dogs on the truck while it
is being repaired! We will update as info comes in.


Probert-Sanford Kennels said...

Oh boy!!!!! I sure hope things work out for you. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Stay warm and positive, it will all work out.

Jennifer Probert

Barbara Johnson said...

As I read your updates it becomes clear this has been a very challenging trip, but also some happy moments. Give those doggies a great big hug for preforming so fantastic at the races, showing everyone what quality Alaska Teams and Mushers can do. Both of your hard work is paying off.
Keep thinking positive about the repairs on the truck it will come together.... and some one will step up to help with lodging of the dogs( your kids)
You are both in my thoughts every day. Keep on trucking.. it will work out at the end..
Barb -Eagle River