Sep 26, 2010
Just another test...
Lately I seem to be working less.. Lately I seem to be working harder. I have been spending more time "off duty" while in the truck and less time at home. It is all that bedbugger's fault!
While I am still doing the same route, I am finding myself lucky enough to locate the Big White Volvo parked somewhere en route to my home. After spending quality time with my handsome bedbugger, I race home to grab another short load and finish my week.
This week is was the Gravy Run...
The scrap load can be complicated. Flat tires or poorly adjusted brakes are usually the issue, but this week the load was slightly over size. Standing at about 14'6", I had to try and shake it down to make it legal. No problem if you can find a parking lot full of nice sized potholes.
It is an easy run. After swapping for the load of scrap, I head to Tennessee to dump it and drag the empty wagon back to the yard.
In all it takes about 12 hours to complete the circuit, but at $300, it is worth it !!
For those of you new to the blog, I finish with a video I made... "Gravy Run"
Hmmmm, can't figure out how to add the embed the video, so it looks like I have more testing to do !!
Finally took the time to get Ol Seabiscuit professionally polished up.
He looks good, now all I have to do is keep him clean and shiney. I was disappointed with the polisher because I have some new scarring in the tanks that can't be removed, but it is only a company truck...
Sep 13, 2010
Today just happens to be one of those days where I unknowingly will be able to test out my driving skillz.
I had to continue backing until I reached the county road about a quarter of a mile behind me. And then a nice blindside back into traffic to get front and center once again. But these are the simple challenges that I love, and not so challenging with barely anyone to blow their horns at me. Makes me miss New York City !!
With literally only a couple of inches to spare, I squeeze through and make a hasty exit back into the streets of Richmond. Dodging more telephone poles just to get back to a nice 4 lane. Who designed this city, anyways ??
Sep 11, 2010
This is only a test!!
I have recently decided to step out of my cave and embrace the world of modern technology. Scary, huh? Having purchased my first smart phone, I am like a little kid at Christmas. This test is just to see how simple it might be to blog from my phone in order to keep you fine folks posted on the daily happenings of my existence.
Testing 1 2 3
Looks like I may still need to figure out picture placement... Wish me luck!
Sep 5, 2010
Don't you just love it when life throws you a nice little curve ball. You swing, you swing, you swing...but inevitably you strike out !!