I made it to Donora all right with that half a load of kyanite.Made up for the light load with the return load though-brought 5 coils back to Lynchburg that weighed 49,980. All 5 of them that is,not each. That's good,they pay by the weight and the load I took to Donora pays the same as a full load. Then I went to Orchard Park with kyanite,but I didn't have time to go to Fishers and do a surprise building inspection because I had to go to Brookfield,Oh. and load some coils for Metalsa in Roanoke. Dropped the trailer at Sonny Merryman's when I got unloaded so they can replace that dump valve.
Then I came home and cut the grass-mower started on the first pull. Now i've got to go to the dentist today,try to get some parts for my old tiller so I can get to work on the garden,and probably go load somewhere to deliver Monday. So even if it seems like you get a day off,you really don't except for Saturday.
And I learned something this week.I ran with Frankie to Orchard Park and back to Roanoke.Frankie who was complaining about his new Peterbilt.He was used to his high powered 550 Cat Western Star,the old single turbo 550. I never ran with the Western Star,but everybody said it was the pullingest truck in the fleet. I thought my truck was doing pretty good,but he outpulled me with the new truck. Same load,and he had a 53' trailer.I had a 48. Outpulled me. With a 485 hp ISX Cummins and 3.36 rears. At least now I don't feel bad about Jeff having one ordered.