Hi, hi. I needed to have responded to this request sooner. Dan Crosby had asked me to bring us up to date on the ambulance but I've been busy with kids and gym changes.
Well there is good news and not so good news. Which first?
Well, first, service continues. Francisco and crew are at your service by calling 315-108-4048 or 315-100-7934. Young Francisco speaks English. They have temporarily retrofitted a van to transport people and they have not stopped providing service. This is the good news.
The other news is that our ambulance is back in town and, since I'm not motor literate, all I can say is that it is very sick. The ambulance needs lots of expensive attention, something like a new or rebuilt motor. Several mechanics looked at it and gave us differing diagnoses. Since we didn't have the funds on hand to fix what was being described as the problem, we finally just decided to bring it home and to find the exact problem here.
We continue to look for a solution to getting the ambulance back on the road. Maybe, if needed, Dan will find a motor or as has been suggested, we may change it to a gasoline motor from a diesel one. Diesel is no longer cheap nor are the parts. But you should know that we are not just sitting.
It has taken us months to get to this point. We don't know how it happened except that this is Mexico and you would not believe the run-a rounds that we've been through. I can't even begin to tell the story because it would take volumes and sometimes I can't even believe some of the incidents. I hope that tomorrow Dan and I can laugh at it all because it has been frustrating with all its ups and downs. La Huerta has been helpful but delayed every step and then some.
I'm grateful that Dan hasn't given up although it would be understandable if he did.
The good news is that LM still has emergency service with trained drivers . We just don't have our nice, more comfortable and equipped ambulance . Cruz
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