.....he may take up another career operating a Genie.
What is it about little boys and grown men and big construction equipment? Craig loves it when he gets a chance to try out the equipment we haul. He has driven army trucks, water trucks, a guard rail digger, and now a Genie Z80. This new load was waiting for us in the company yard in Spokane. We weren't able to go to Moses Lake to pick it up on Friday morning, due to being delayed at the Canadian/USA border. I have never seen so many people fleeing......uh, I mean leaving Canada, as I did on Friday. It was a big holiday weekend for the Canadians but you would think they would stay in Canada to celebrate Canada Day. But the lines at the border proved otherwise.
When we arrived at the yard Saturday morning, we found our Genie patiently waiting for us. After a few chores, dropping off paperwork, fueling up, and getting the tractor and trailer washed, we headed over to load the Genie onto our trailer. Craig was enjoying getting to operate it and masterfully maneuvered the big machine up the ramps and onto our trailer. We scaled out the load to make sure we were legal, (check out the total weight on the scales), and finished securing it with chains and binders.
Finally we were on our way. Where you ask? We are headed to Skakopee, Minnesota, a town southwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul. We are due to deliver it on Tuesday, and with the Fourth of July the next day, not sure where or even if we will be sent anywhere. We are just happy to be on the road again, without an oversize load, or a load going to Canada. With this type of load, we can sit back, relax, and let the road take us along for the ride.