4th stopoff in North Dakota

6:15am

   Dark out still this morning and the truck next to me is just pulling out and signaling to go out to the superslab. I guess I better get in gear here for today will be full of miles and not much of anything else. If I don’t get anything else for extra revenue, then I will try to make it to the Seattle area by Friday. Daddy-o tunes the XM Radio to one of our favorite stations, bumps the tires, and checks to make sure everything is tyed down good and   I do paperwork and then we’re off……..      Daddy-o pulls out his tablet and opens to a new page. Today he is drawing out a rack for the boat to hold the extra crab traps that get in the way while crabbing. ( We really need a bigger boat but they are very expensive and it’s not a priority right now.) He has projects that keep him busy throughout the year and that is one of them. He always draws them out first and adds and subtracts things as he thinks of them. I try to make sure he puts the dates on his ideas just for the fun of it to look back on later. Especially the  house plans. 
   We arrive at the next consignee at about 9am and unload 4 more units. That leaves us with 8 left that are stacked quite high and there is a strong west wind. I ask the receiver if he would take those down and set them on the back so that I have minimum  drag and he gladly jokes about bad mileage and moves them. What a relief to move down the hiway without extra  height. 
   The temperature is just a little cooler today and I suspect that this evening will be jacket weather. We continue on and end our day about 7pm. Time for supper and relax.
 
Happy Trails!!  532 miles…..

2nd and 3rd stopoff’s in Minnesota

Tues 6am,

   I peak out of the window and I see afew cars and pickups scirrying around the lot just across the street where we will be unloading and start the APU to make coffee and locate Daddy-o’s cup which can really be hard to find. I slip on my clothes and hope Daddy-o’s foot is better than it has been the last couple days. I have a feeling that he needs to rest it alittle more than he has been doing. He cheerfully says good morning and after coffee, we get everything that is in the front, to the back and then a forklift arrives and wants to know which units are to be hoisted off the stepdeck and carried to the consignee’s warehouse. We jump out and grab the winch bar and unstrap the last two and he signs the paperwork and we bid him good bye.
   Next, we have a stopoff just about an hour and a half from the last one and 2 more come off there. “Thanks for the help”, I say and we are off. This gives us 21  feet of deck that needs to be filled. I call a couple more agents and they haven’t been able to locate anything so far so we continue on to the next stopoff which is about 400 miles up the road.  We end up about 100 miles from the next consignee so we call it a nite and get alittle supper. Hopefully something will come up to stack on the deck for more revenue, we’ll see.

Happy Trails!!    480 miles.