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Old 12-30-2011, 10:27 AM   #31
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Ross and Can-o-worms--Thanks for the flattery--

Can-o-worms--You may repost any of my stories on other sites as long as o'mike and DIY Chat get the credit.

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Ross and Can-o-worms--Thanks for the flattery--

Can-o-worms--You may repost any of my stories on other sites as long as o'mike and DIY Chat get the credit.
You're welcome!
(Credit where credit is due!)
(We're waiting?!?)

"Can-o-worms"
You can re-post any of my stories - anywhere you want -
as long as credit goes to -
"Anonymous"!
(Why would I want to claim credit for foolish, acts: of youthful, stupidity!)

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Thanks for the offer but I'm not reposting your guys stories. Maybe someday I'll have some of my own to post.
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Thanks for the offer but I'm not reposting your guys stories. Maybe someday I'll have some of my own to post.
That's fine.
"Stories"!?
If it gets to the point, where you have some of your own to post -
"we're waiting" - get busy!!
Happy New Year!
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(We're waiting for somebody else too - ??????)
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:55 PM   #35
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Welcome to another year! - one and all!
Hope all had a Happy New Year!

Our escapade with excessive speed, was interesting!
We had a few more.

We're coming down, out of the mountains - nice night -
The moon's out - big and bright.
To our right is a river (sorry, don't remember which one)
We've got 45,000+ pounds of "Brach's Candy" or "Color Tile", on-board.
My friend Lonny is in the sleeper, trying to get some "shut-eye".

The moon-light is "playing" off the river - kind of "messes" with
perception.
It looks like we've got a straight-shot (I've been holding this thing back -
that's what you have to do - going down-hill.)
I let it go.
We're going faster and faster.

Oh, oh!!!!!
There's a couple of more curves we have to negotiate!!!!
(I hate that, when it happens!!)
YIPES!!!!!
Have to start, "negotiating" with the tractor/trailer brakes!
The alarm goes off for the main air-supply.
Low air.
The alarm wakes Lonny up.
Now, he gets to witness this event.

I'm trying to "drop-gears" - without the weight of the trailer, "whipping"
us, where ever it wants to.
(Jack-knife)
The alarm for the "reserve", air-supply goes off.
Oh, Goody! - no more air, for the air-brakes!
(Drag your feet!)

Get through the curves - luckily, after them - nice gradual, downward,
run - straight enough!
Get the truck stopped.
Get out of the cab - relieve myself.
(No, I didn't "soil" myself!)
Tell Lonny - you drive.

After this event - found grey-hair on myself - (chest).
Yeah, what fun!

Happy New Year!

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Why not? -
Another - "DIY", truck driving "escapade"!
The "fun" never ends!

Our journey (Pretty, good band!), is going to take us from Calif. to
Toronto, Canada.
We're going through Texas - "freak", ice-storm!
The "panhandle" in Texas.
Everyone has to get off the Interstate", in Midland, Texas.
The estimate was - there were 1500 to 2000 "semis", sitting in
Midland, Texas that evening.
The "Interstate" was VERY BAD!
Accidents - "semis" and other vehicles!

We have to sit in Midland, overnight.
The next day - the Sun is up.
Road conditions aren't that good.
(Ice, at that area in Texas - bad news!)
We try to decide - should we take a chance on it - get out of here?
We're "Midwestern Boys" - we've dealt with "ICE"
We get on the road.
We've got to get to Toronto - "Soonest"!!

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I'm driving.
Luckily, all we had on was 12,000 to 15,000 pounds of refrigerated, plants.
The balance between the weight of the tractor and the weight of the
trailer was good.
Every bridge we crossed was solid ice.
(There's lots, of bridges!)
Can you say - "Scary", "Pins and Needles", "Edge of your seat"???
Yep! (I thought you could!)
We make it.

We get to spend a night at home - Chicago, area.
(Yeah, a whole, night at home!!!!)
Then, it's off to Toronto.
Via, Detroit and Windsor, Canada.

We get to Detroit - time to cross the border.
We can't take our trailer into Canada - Who we were driving for, has
set up a driver from Canada, to take the trailer to Toronto.
We go through "Customs" - this driver has our paper-work -
he takes off - with our trailer.
We're supposed to meet him at a restaurant in Windsor.
Time for us to cross the border -
Guess what - we have no "Paper-work" - he's got all of it!!!
Oh, No!!

I"m driving - we pull up to the "check-point" to cross into Canada.
We tell the person what has happened -
He asks us questions -
He asks us if were transporting any "drugs"!
He's looking at me - I've got a "pony-tail", hanging below my belt and a
"Fu-Manchu" moustache (Sorry about the spelling!)
We tell him - no.
He lets us into Canada

Should have seen the look on this driver's face, when we walked into the
place where we were supposed to meet him!!!
No problems with him!
(Lonny was a "Marine" (bless them all!!) - I was "Martial Arts" trained.)

Canada - nice place!!
Really, nice people!
What we found interesting was - in the truck-stops, they were playing
Classical, music!
No, not the "both", kinds of music!

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I'm driving.
Luckily, all we had on was 12,000 to 15,000 pounds of refrigerated, plants.
The balance between the weight of the tractor and the weight of the
trailer was good.
Every bridge we crossed was solid ice.
(There's lots, of bridges!)
Can you say - "Scary", "Pins and Needles", "Edge of your seat"???
Yep! (I thought you could!)
We make it.

We get to spend a night at home - Chicago, area.
(Yeah, a whole, night at home!!!!)
Then, it's off to Toronto.
Via, Detroit and Windsor, Canada.

We get to Detroit - time to cross the border.
We can't take our trailer into Canada - Who we were driving for, has
set up a driver from Canada, to take the trailer to Toronto.
We go through "Customs" - this driver has our paper-work -
he takes off - with our trailer.
We're supposed to meet him at a restaurant in Windsor.
Time for us to cross the border -
Guess what - we have no "Paper-work" - he's got all of it!!!
Oh, No!!

I"m driving - we pull up to the "check-point" to cross into Canada.
We tell the person what has happened -
He asks us questions -
He asks us if were transporting any "drugs"!
He's looking at me - I've got a "pony-tail", hanging below my belt and a
"Fu-Manchu" moustache (Sorry about the spelling!)
We tell him - no.
He lets us into Canada

Should have seen the look on this driver's face, when we walked into the
place where we were supposed to meet him!!!
No problems with him!
(Lonny was a "Marine" (bless them all!!) - I was "Martial Arts" trained.)

Canada - nice place!!
Really, nice people!
What we found interesting was - in the truck-stops, they were playing
Classical, music!
No, not the "both", kinds of music!

RF
Maybe that is the reason they were really nice folks, they played all that classical music to keep everyone calm and chilled out. OK, well maybe not, but it looks good on paper.

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