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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

08 August 2007. I saw that New Jersey and Brooklyn had a tornado. When we were training at Mississippi last year, people from Oregon would ask us what we did when tornadoes are approaching. Being from Oklahoma, we have our share. We told them we grab a beer, the video camera and head outside to watch it. This somehow, never seems to reassure people.
On the home front here, well, our air conditioner went out last Friday and as of today we are still without it. Summer has finally set in and we are expecting to break 100 this week. Now, typically we break that in late June, early July, but this has been a mild summer thus far, mild in temps, but high in the amount of rainfall we have had. I don't remember a time when we still had green grass growing in August without having a high water bill. We are working with the home warranty people so it's a slow process. We were told today that the entire a/c unit outside will be replaced, as soon as it's approved.
I started back to work yesterday. Yesterday's lesson. (Wade, pay attention). When you are pulling a trailer with your semi, and your trailer has a height of 13 feet and 6 inches, you can NOT pass under a bridge that is only 11 feet and 11 inches. You can peel the roof of your trailer off like a sardine can, but you can pass under it. That was 2 hours.
If I had written this yesterday, I might have saved someone a headache. Today's lesson, if you are pulling a trailer that you have caused to be taller than 13 feet because you were too lazy to pull up the jack stands, then you still can't pass under a bridge that is less than 12 feet. Yep, that's right, two days in a row I have worked accidents involving semi's and bridges.
Well, time to go for now, be safe and have a great day.

6 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

good info to know dub! ha ha this must be the year for ac's to go out, mo's is out, ours was just replaced too. ours was the handler part. but it's cold as a witch's tit in here now by jove...

smiles, bee

Wade Huntsinger said...

Ha Ha....Thankfully i have never done that. I've had a few close calls but never had to call the police. If it happens in OK City I will know to just get out and start walking. I don't think i want to see you walking up behind in the mirror. Like other professions, I wonder some people get out of the bed without hurting themselves. Stay Safe and many blessings. I'll be sure to call in advance when we know we are coming that way.....

Lois Grebowski said...

:-D)

Bond said...

it always amazes me when I see those things happening... ummmm the signs are there to inform people!

Sunni Kay said...

I work in a distribution center, and with some of the drivers that bring in freight to us from across country you seriously have to wonder. After trying to explain to them which door to pull into, or even worse trying to give them directions to our facility, and realizing that, for some reason that is always a complete mystery to me, they just don't seem to get it, I always end up asking myself, "How in the hell did you make it here from the opposite coast to our door?" Thank God, the driver's I have this difficulty with are not the majority.

Travis said...

Now that sounds like a "here's your sign" moment!