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Tue Oct 14, 2014, 03:52 AM

October 14

National Chocolate Covered Insect Day,

Be Bald and Be Free Day,

National Face Your Fears Day,

Spider-Man Day &

World Standards Day.

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Reply October 14 (Original post)
Sherman A1 Oct 2014 OP
bigwillq Oct 2014 #1
Sherman A1 Oct 2014 #4
In_The_Wind Oct 2014 #2
Sherman A1 Oct 2014 #3
In_The_Wind Oct 2014 #7
Sherman A1 Oct 2014 #8
In_The_Wind Oct 2014 #9
Sherman A1 Oct 2014 #10
orleans Oct 2014 #5
In_The_Wind Oct 2014 #6

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Oct 14, 2014, 08:51 AM

1. Thanks for posting!

 

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 14, 2014, 04:05 PM

4. My pleasure

glad that you enjoy the post(s).

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Oct 14, 2014, 10:02 AM

2. I faced my fear today. Drove right on into a medium security prison at 7AM.

That really was a surprise. I thought I was escorting a crane to the front gate.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 14, 2014, 04:05 PM

3. Wow!

that sounds like an interesting story......

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 05:46 AM

7. Years ago, I took one load 5 miles back into White Sands Missile range.

Cars do share the road. I sorta wake 'em up to the fact that something dangerous this way comes.

Now about yesterday: A small road through the prison is used by hundreds of employees and civilian delivery trucks each day. I just don't like driving around in some restricted areas.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 05:50 AM

8. Interesting work

One suspects that there is never a dull moment and that every trip is a bit different than all the others .

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 06:01 AM

9. Sometimes I feel like I'm being used for target practice.

Drivers can be so rude. They just gotta get there first. They cut off state troopers that escort us on the super-loads. One car crashed into a Trooper instead of hitting the concrete bridge piece we were moving.

Yes, it's always different. Doing my job keeps my mind alert to all possibilities. My drive home is easier no matter what I encounter (notice I didn't say ... no matter what I run into ).

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 06:11 AM

10. I understand.

Yes, there are it seems far too many rude drivers on the road. I really, really like that my work shifts keep me out of the bulk of the high traffic hours. It's just usually a few Cops and the guys heading to pick up their delivery trucks when I am on the way in. On the way home, I simply let them pass me as fast as they can, noting that I usually pull up to the stop light right behind them, despite their breakneck driving. Somehow the few extra seconds are worth being safe to me....

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:49 AM

5. a crane like a bird? n/t

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Response to orleans (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 05:40 AM

6. A construction crane.

Odd looking piece of equipment. We moved it at dawn. Most of the rigs I escort have bright flashing lights. This one was only very heavy so all it need to be legal was me, my flashing strobe light and oversize signs. It was hard for me to see him and I knew he was there.

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