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Strange Week


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well,sorta-kinda strange,as it was a bit out of the ordinary. Get used to doing pretty much the same thing all the time,and going to the same places all the time,so whenever you do something different it seems strange.The week started out as usual,unloaded in LaCrosse Monday,then went to Petersburg and loaded beams going to Ambridge,Pa.Unloaded there Tuesday morning,and went to Hubbard,Oh. and loaded for Alpharetta,Ga (near Atlanta).We almost always load coils going to Lynchburg or Roanoke,so that was the unusual part. Figured the best way to get to Atlanta was to run 71 down to Cincinnati,then run 75 to Cartersville,Ga. then Ga. 20 to 371 to 9. So I did. Made it all the way to Crazy Ed's Truckstop in Niota,Tn. before I stopped Tuesday night. I didn't get unloaded at Mac Steel (formerly Edgcomb Metals) until after lunch...well after lunch :angry: - if AK Steel is the absolute worst place to go if you're a steel hauler,Mac Steel runs a close second...and why do they have to be so hateful about it :idunno: ? It was 677 miles there from Hubbard,and by the time I got unloaded I couldn't get to Rome,Ga. to load by 4:00 pm,so I loaded there at Temple-Inland yesterday morning.Huge place,there were pulp wood trucks,log trucks,chip trucks,and flatbeds going to load lumber all going there,so I guess it's a paper mill and lumber yard all rolled into one. It was a good place to load,and everybody there was nice,which I like :D . Very much unlike the pot-bellied b@$^@&! in the red t-shirt at Mac Steel. :angry:

Couldn't get to Moneta in time to unload yesterday either,so I came home and unloaded in Moneta this morning,then went to the shop and while they were servicing my truck,I got to drive one of the Columbia's to Dillwyn to load.I was gonna drive the T-800 daycab,but there was no fuel in it,and i'm way too lazy to put fuel in it,so I just drove a spare Freightliner there's no driver on now...I complain about the Peterbilt enough,but that Freightliner really made me appreciate a Peterbilt! Van load too,also out of the ordinary! Got a van load in Follansbee to pick up Monday going to Richmond,so I loaded Kyanite going to Conneaut,Oh. in a van today.

Might have some pictures tomorrow,finished a roll today after I wasted about 6 pictures at the truckstop just to finish the roll...don't remember what's on it,except the stunning black Honda I saw in Georgia-that's why I finished the roll! :D

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Shucks, you were right in my neck of the woods. I was born in Alpharetta. It has grown. and changed so much that is getting more difficult to get around. Forty years ago, Alpharetta had an all volunteer fire department. When the fire siren went off everyone cleared the sidewalk as well as the streets. Since the first one that got to the fire station got to drive the fire truck, it could be pretty exciting.

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Shucks, you were right in my neck of the woods. I was born in Alpharetta. It has grown. and changed so much that is getting more difficult to get around. Forty years ago, Alpharetta had an all volunteer fire department. When the fire siren went off everyone cleared the sidewalk as well as the streets. Since the first one that got to the fire station got to drive the fire truck, it could be pretty exciting.

it's a busy place all right,traffic everywhere!

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Shucks, you were right in my neck of the woods. I was born in Alpharetta. It has grown. and changed so much that is getting more difficult to get around. Forty years ago, Alpharetta had an all volunteer fire department. When the fire siren went off everyone cleared the sidewalk as well as the streets. Since the first one that got to the fire station got to drive the fire truck, it could be pretty exciting.

it's a busy place all right,traffic everywhere!

Sounds like their letting you see some different scenery for a change. I know what you feel like I go to the same marina about 8 times a week. Glad to go somewhere, but I know that road like the road I live on.

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