April 28th, 2006

truck

brokedown, YES AGAIN



omething gave in the transmission this morning and I have no power. The drive shaft doesn't even turn. Looks like I'll be sitting in the Winston-Salem, NC area for a bit. Grand total? I made it about 800 miles from my last breakdown. Hopefully it won't take nearly as long as last time. One of the things which made that last break down so long was that the truck was in po-dunk Mississippi in a shop that was only open Monday-Friday from 8-5. Hopefully being in a major urban area, not to mention a heavy trucking corridor (I-40), I'll get in a shop that's open 24/7 and get this resolved in 24-48 hours. I was hoping to make it farther north to pickup welfy before either breaking down again (which I was half expecting) or making it out to Omaha to put it in the fleet-owner's shop for repairs, that way at least we'd be together for the time I was sitting. Of course, the fleet-owner is only going to authorize the very minimum of work with the intent of still getting it to Omaha for the additional work. This is just a delay in the game plan, not a revision of it.

So I got to sit for a few hours this morning. Fubu seemed to enjoy the break, too.


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he SHOW US YOUR GAMS challenge has been a reasonable success so far, I think. While it would've been nice to have been inundated with so many photos that it would take me all summer to post them, I'm still really pleased with the number I've gotten, and continue to get. I would like to continue getting them. If you haven't, please consider it and send it may way. There ARE some of you who have hinted at maybe sending some but haven't yet (coughlowercasedeecoughdelicarosecough). I'd also like to see some from more of the guys. Today's legs photo comes from mystryloca, that is a simple set up, but a very intriguing photo. I'm starting to think I have a bit of a foot/ankle fetish.