Thursday, 25 October 2007

25th October 2007

Got tipped Tuesday morning and re-loaded the lumber all before 11.00. Received a satellite message to ring Chad asap. The delivery in Dallas has been put back till Monday morning so BFS have changed the border crossing to Pembina, North Dakota so I can travel via Steinbach. Got home Wednesday lunch time and will leave again Saturday morning.

The trees in the garden are almost bare now, looks completely different than it did in the summer.

Monday, 22 October 2007

22nd October 2007

Came past Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan today where all our research to emigrate first started late last year, brought back lots of memories and reminded me of how much we have gone through in a short space of time.
Also got stopped for my first CVSA level 1 inspection and came away with a clean sheet. CVSA inspection is the same as our Ministry of Transport or DOT or whatever they are called now.
Also got my reload sent to me, a load of lumber from Crossfield, Alberta to Dallas, Texas. 1995 miles and to tip Friday.

Friday, 19 October 2007

19th October 2007

Had to get C495 serviced on Monday before leaving for Alberta, didn't manage to leave until 16.00. Tipped on Wednesday and ran over to Hinton, the second picture, in west Alberta in the foot of the mountains. Loaded lumber Thursday morning and tipped Winnipeg Friday morning.
Another couple of days off, leaving on Sunday with two 56' long lighting columns to tip in Calgary Tuesday morning.

Sunday, 14 October 2007

14th October 2007

Two of us went to Wisconsin with the wide loads pictured above. Left on Tuesday afternoon and tipped Thursday morning. Got a reload of lumber back to Winnipeg and tipped Friday morning.
Leaving again on Monday with the tarped load of steel cladding above and the last picture was taken on our family day out to clean the truck and help strap and tarp the load, well at my age you need all the help you can get.
Got to our first hockey game in Canada on Saturday night in the arena in Mitchell, good night it was too, Mitchell won 3-2.
Sue gets to do more shopping than she has ever done in her life with all her new friends, she is rarely at home during the day.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

7th October 2007

I did get one night at home and left again Wednesday afternoon with the load in the top picture, some hay bailing machines. Got tipped in Iowa Thursday midday and got my reload details.
Loaded from Lindsay, Nebraska Friday morning (second picture) to take back to our yard in Steinbach. A complete irrigation unit for a farm.
Arrived back Saturday morning and dropped the loaded trailer, home by 11.00.
No work now till Tuesday as it is a holiday here on Monday, taking a 13'6" wide load to Rothschild, Wisconsin.