After my truck being in the shop all week I had an odd assignment this morning. I had to go over to the fairgrounds and act as an unloading dock for trucks going in there. They are having an agriculture/construction equipment show there next week and had a lot of equipment coming in on flatbed type trailers.
The thing they didn't have was a ramp to unload such trailers. I was there, with a beaver tail trailer (ramps on the back) so they could back to my trailer, drive the equipment from their trailer to mine, then I lower the ramps so they can drive the equipment down to the ground.
For the most part it was pretty boring, but I was getting paid (well) by the hour to do it.
That took up most of my day. When I finally got back to the yard I swapped trailers and loaded my load out. Four stops, starting at Whiteman Air Force base in Missouri and winding up in Louisiana where, when empty I will load a bulldozer coming back up to Wisconsin.
I finally got done working around 7:00 PM. It was a long day. I got a room at the local motel, bought some beer from the gas station across the street, and ordered a pizza. I am now fed, buzzed, and feeling really tired from the busy day.
On the plus side my motel room neighbor is a pretty attractive woman 11 years my junior with whom I have been enjoying some good conversation. We actually have a lot in common. If i hadn't committed to a life without complications several years ago I might just find myself interested.
But, romantic relationships, even brief ones, are complications, so I'll be happy with some interesting conversation.