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Underside was clean and dry as far as I could tell. No oil splashes, nothing out of the ordinary. Didn't see smoke, and everything seemed fine as far as I could tell. I haven't had time to pull the sparkplugs but it's on my list of things to do. Again, I have to get the proper tools, especially to get at that pesky #6. Coolant is the normal radioactive-green color with no foam, froth or other oddity.
As for the whole dipstick qualms....I think as long as I check it in the same manner every time is more important than how....testing in the scientific method you have to keep one variable constant. The manual says to warm it up, shut it off and let it rest for 10 min, but I still appreciate the suggestions, hahah. When I pull it now at cold, it shows a glaze of oil nearly up to the H. I'll check it again tomorrow after I drive home from work.
One thought I had was that maybe the dealer-technician was just jerkin my gherkin and all he did was an oil change or something else. Maybe I didn't get the Midwestern humor...or maybe he only topped off .3 quarts or something to that nature and accidentally said/typed more. Mainly because of how dark my oil was when I drained it yesterday. I've put maybe 700 miles on the truck since this all happened and it was dark and old looking. Of course I've never changed my oil after only 700 miles of driving before, so this might just be normal. Hahaha.
On a side note - I used my transponder and contacted Scotty...he's not responsible for beaming it up.
The mystery continues... thank you all for pondering this with me and giving your input. I highly appreciate it.