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One rough Saturday
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Dieselrider    Posted 01-25-2004 at 07:38:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yesterday started off ok, as I went to a case/IH dealer to pick up some parts for the corn planter. Then the way the day was supposed to go was.... I would get home and some guys were to show up with three desks that another business owner had given to mife wife. One for her office and two for another guy. Then I could get a few things done around here that needed done. That's the way it was supposed to go.

We got a call from Bob, who was delivering the desks, and he was broke down in Houtzdale, (about 17 miles from us). Now he is from Sellingsgrove, about two hours from us. So we went to where he was and ran to the parts store for him a couple times. We could not get the powerstroke to run. Now my wife calls the friend whos getting the other two desks and he says he'll meet us where they are broke down and help off load the desks. In the mean time we try to find a tow truck on a saturday in a small town, Yeah right!! Now we call a neighbor who has a trucking business to see if he can haul the gooseneck trailer to our place, which would allow me to pull Bob and the dead powerstroke to the nearest Ford dealer. He shows up and the other business owner, Mr two desks, shows up and we tell him that our neighbor will pull the trailer to our place and he leaves to meet us there. In the mean time my partner lives just up the road so I went to his house to borrow a couple blocks of wood to bkock the trailer tires.

The goose neck wont fit the neighbors truck. Too short on the neck to clear the sides of the regular truck bed dually. Now we unhook Bob's truck from mine and coast him back in front of the trailer and re hook him. The trucker neighbor hooks up to the whole lot with his powerstroke dually and pulls the whole rig to the dealer. Remember the guy for the two desks has left for our house and we are rural enough there is little or no cell reception. Can't reach him to let him know what's going on and the plan has changed for the umteenth time already.

At the dealer, who can't look at the powerstroke until Monday at the earliest, we put one desk on my F150, one on the trucker neighbor's dually and the last on my partners Ranger and finally head for home. My wife is riding with the neighbor and his wife in the dually, I have Bob with me and my partner has Bob's son with him.

Once we get to our house there is no sign of Bill (Mr. two desks). We find out that in calling back and forth with neighbors our one neighbor has stopped in and told Bill that we had to take the trailer and all back to the dealer so he had headed back to Houtzdale.

Now Bob has to get to SellingsGrove and has no wheels, so I give him my truck and they set off. Bill has given up by now and headed home. The poor guy just can't keep up with us. My partner still had to go home and plow his drive.

Now we have one desk in the drive and one inside the front office, both now awaiting Bill, and one more in the collection of my wifes growing office. And if you think this post is long you should have been through my Saturday. Next week I'm sleeping in!

cowgirlj    Posted 01-25-2004 at 12:42:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ain't it great having such good friends that you can rely on them to lend a helping hand when needed!

Dieselrider    Posted 01-25-2004 at 12:47:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is one blessing I am very glad about. I was thinking that earlier. I can't imagine what yesterday would have been like without all those that pitched in.

TO35    Posted 01-25-2004 at 07:46:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey DR.... That sounds like any typical Day around here...after the last few days events I think i'll just stay in and lounge around today..
go ahead take a day for yourself...


Dieselrider    Posted 01-25-2004 at 07:51:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am a bit slow getting started today.

toolman    Posted 01-25-2004 at 11:10:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
hope ya took time ta get your socks washed durin all this. typical day round here .lol

Dieselrider    Posted 01-25-2004 at 12:44:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am very glad that you're back with us. I hope all is well with you. We missed your words.(I was going to say smiling face but that would be stretching it a bit)

toolman    Posted 01-25-2004 at 12:53:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
lol just a bit .yup feelin lots better today thanks ,finally hope it last for a bit anyways,have you been holding down the fort or has everything been quite as usual.

Willy-N    Posted 01-25-2004 at 13:10:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought you went on Vacation from the cold weather! Mark H.

toolman    Posted 01-25-2004 at 15:40:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
well if i did i sure came back at the wrong time snowin ,cold and windy here again, not as bad as the last one but still cold are you getting it ?other side of the rocks in alberta its worst , but hey their tough they can take it and have it lol.

Dieselrider    Posted 01-25-2004 at 12:59:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's been pretty hard to hold down the fort. Those indians come at from all sides. Lol. I was pickin on the women folks a few days ago but they are a tough bunch.

toolman    Posted 01-25-2004 at 15:42:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup gotta watch them wimmens , tough bunch alright, and remember they usually cook what you have to eat .lol

Dieselrider    Posted 01-25-2004 at 16:03:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ahhh, but lest you forget mine is too busy with the tax season and thus she has to be nice to me the "the temporary chief cook and bottle washer". I feel like Heman. "I HAVE THE POWER"!!! At least until says otherwise.

toolman    Posted 01-25-2004 at 16:17:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
man are you living in a world all your own, you,ll only have the POWER as long as she lets you, i used to have all the power or so i thought , and all that changed when i said ,"i do".and now im still in shock trying to figure out what happened and that was 16 years ago wasn,t it? i think ,i best run and make sure last time i forget well lets just say she showed what the POWER is all about.

Dieselrider    Posted 01-25-2004 at 16:33:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Funny how their cold shoulder treatment can make this weather we're having seem like July, eh?

toolman    Posted 01-25-2004 at 16:54:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup that combined with the DREADED LOOK , thats enough to make a grown man cry lol.

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