Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Well, so much for getting bananas after going empty in Poway on Tuesday afternoon.  Instead, they were told to head to the company yard in Bloomington, CA to await a team load from Clackamas, OR which would be delivered to six different locations in the Phoenix/Tucson, AZ area.  With an ETA of around 3am of the arrival of the trailer, they had a relatively relaxing rest of the afternoon/evening, trying to stay cool in 100 degree weather.  With the knowledge that they would be traveling yet further into hotter weather, there wasn't too much excitement over the new assignment.
Craig got the early driving duties this morning, taking off from the yard around 4am, and by the time he called me near 7am, he had reached the Arizona border, where they stopped at the Flying J for fuel in Ehrenberg.  Then it was off to begin a marathon of deliveries which would take them well into the afternoon and evening.  When I last heard from him, it was well over 110 degrees and they were arriving at their fourth stop of the day.  After having looked at the weather forecast for him, I hated to have to tell him that the overnight prediction was for it to only cool off to 90 degrees.   That is just not right.  Thank goodness for the APU, and that they will at least be able to sleep in comfort tonight.

I don't even want to go out on a limb and speculate about what work assignment they will receive tomorrow, but I'll venture to say it may be a load out of Sara Lee in Tolleson, AZ.  But hey, I've been wrong before.  I'm just riding out what I hope is the last hot day (90 degrees) that we will be having up here in Washington.  The weather man is already saying we will have a drop of about 20 degrees by Friday.  All I can say to that is ......"bring it on!"

1 comment:

adozeneggs said...

I can't believe how strange the weather has been up in VT. It's like Fall here already.
Although, I've heard it's going to be a hot the 90's


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