Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday

Already? Dang. Slept like a log last night - I always get the best sleep when I'm sick. I do not feel well at all, I don't even know how I dragged myself out of bed this morning, but somehow, I made it to here - work that is - and will do my deliveries - but probably won't be going home early cause' there is too much to do in our truck routing system.

Which, of course, does not lend to getting better. Mother's insistent, continual, unchanging advice since I was a kid: drink lots of fluids and get lots of rest. Well, if I get REALLY sick, I will call in sick and that will be that until I get better. Otherwise, we are already short-handed and having to take a driver from our main location to come over here isn't helping anything at all if it can be avoided.

Okay, well my head feels like it was just dragged through a shredder and my body is somewhere in the torture device realm. Yes, it's that bad. I have to be so sick that I can't get out of bed before I won't show up for work.

The search for someone to move the trailer continues. Apparently, the man that the owner was going to use to move it wants $200 for 24 miles. This guy claims that it's going to cost $75 in fuel. He is going to use a semi tractor to move it. I guess that answers my question: A semi truck CAN move a 5th wheel RV trailer - I was concerned about king pin sizes, I am thinking they must all be the same diamter regardless.

Ummm, but $75 in fuel for 25 miles? NOT. Even at $3 per gallon, a truck getting 5 miles to the gallon is going to use - 5 gallons X $3 = $15. No problem in making a little money, but those people were attempting to do a rip-off - I mean, I AM a truck driver, I KNOW how much fuel it's going to use and my estimate is on the liberal side.

Well, work day is here so I'm done.

ben

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