Much Needed RepairsJan
I wasn't sure just how bad the damage to my Scot was, so I was relieved to find a load in Tucson headed - of all places - back to HMS in San Diego. Precisely where I wanted to go so Mike there could check my truck out.
The warehouse was a huge place, they had several trucks inside and forklifts roaming about loading and unloading trailers.Drive-Thru Warehouse
I checked in with one of the guys near the shipping office, and was told to wait; the steel pipes were being strapped to the trailer right now. Hey Mac, is it going to be much longer?
21 tons of steel pipes, on an 8 ton trailer. I wanted to be able to haul heavier loads than this but with less than 300HP it was going to be a real bother. Today's mystery: why would a heavy equipment repair shop need steel pipes?
In fact, unless I was going downhill, my Scot would not exceed 59mph. It was a bit uncomfortable when everything else in Arizona was passing me at the speed limit of 75, or faster, and I had insufficient power to merge easily. Everything became a strategic game as I had to plan my moves miles ahead. It felt at times I was climbing up a mountain. More Powerrrrr!
When I got to San Diego, Mike was pretty surprised to see me. He didn't expect me to have a delivery for him; it was a coincidence he hired me to haul to Tucson and here I was returning with a load for HMS. He told me he would try to find a proper bumper for my Scot and make sure everything else was all right. My truck went into the garage right away.Leaving my girl at the doctor's
It was about a mile or two back to my place from HMS. Mike offered me a lift but I declined. It was sunny and hot, but I needed to stretch my legs. The past couple of days I ate, drove and slept in my truck and felt the urge to get some exercise.With this heat you would never think that in Northern California it's snowing
Across the street was a Chinese take-out restaurant, and I stopped there to get something to eat. I was out of work for a few days at least...Time for an unplanned break