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So-so Week


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I left here Monday and had to go to Petersburg to load a Roxana, Il. load. That makes a long day. It's about 100 miles east to Petersburg. I didn't get to Roxana until about 3 o'clock Tuesday evening, and didn't get unloaded until Wednesday morning. At least I got a return load out of Granite City, only a few miles from Roxana. Bad part was it was going to Baltimore, scheduled for Friday morning delivery. Then I had a load to pick up in Sparrows Point, about 2 miles from where I unloaded. Good load too, 2 coils going to Lynchburg. Then I could deliver that tomorrow, but...they screwed around so long unloading me in Baltimore it was too late to load it and I had to come home empty and pick up a 2 stop load of lumber at the yard going to Ohio. The stops are nowhere near each other either, one's near Marion and the other's near Akron. So i'm leaving today.

And, on top of that the tool box door on my trailer decided to come open on the way home Friday and I lost most of my beveled wood, coil racks, a roll of plastic, some corner protectors, and i'm not sure what else was in there. Usually it took a jackhammer and a crowbar to get it open, but this time it just came open on it's own. Couldn't say for sure that somebody didn't check it out to see if there was anything in there worth stealing and then didn't fasten the doors good when they saw there wasn't, but who knows.

Got a few pictures this week too-

the capital building in Charleston,W.V.

driving piling in Roxana

locomotive in Roxana

some old tractors in Illinois by I-70

the cut in Sideling mountain on I-68 in Maryland

closer view of the cut

Baltimore,from the Key Bridge

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You just keep getting handier with that camera.

Good pictures!

I hate losing stuff out of a toolbox, or whatever,

like that. Probably not worth much to anybody who

doesn't know what it is. But it takes a long time to

gather up the stuff like that, that you need every day

to make your living. And it very well could have been

someone nosing into the box. You might want to keep

a family of skunks in there for a while. Or a nice big

rattlesnake or something along that line!

Ah well - send in your request for some bailout money.

The check should follow soon.

PVS

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i didn,t shut my chain box a couple of yrs ago, i lost 4 or 5 chains boomers and hyd jack, boy was i p,od, the box was on the right side of the truck, so when i put together this truck i put the box,s on the left side so i can see them out of my mirrors :mack1:

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You just keep getting handier with that camera.

Good pictures!

I hate losing stuff out of a toolbox, or whatever,

like that. Probably not worth much to anybody who

doesn't know what it is. But it takes a long time to

gather up the stuff like that, that you need every day

to make your living. And it very well could have been

someone nosing into the box. You might want to keep

a family of skunks in there for a while. Or a nice big

rattlesnake or something along that line!

Ah well - send in your request for some bailout money.

The check should follow soon.

PVS

the good thing about it was I was in the right lane-on the capital beltwat Friday evening-if i'd have been over in the second or third lane there might have been a 40 car pile-up,and i'd probably be in the slammer sure enough! The box is on the right side and everything landed on the shoulder.

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i didn,t shut my chain box a couple of yrs ago, i lost 4 or 5 chains boomers and hyd jack, boy was i p,od, the box was on the right side of the truck, so when i put together this truck i put the box,s on the left side so i can see them out of my mirrors :mack1:

somebody hollered on the radio "step deck, your sidebox is open". I wasn't even pulling a stepdeck, but you know how you always look anyway. Both sidebox doors were closed, but those doors on the trailer box were swinging wide open.

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