Thursday, December 11, 2014

Embarrassing moments in materials delivery

Yesterday as we were headed out to see the disability neurologist, there was a traffic jam on the road leading out to the highway.  There were two huge trucks hauling roof trusses of the sort used for building houses, trying to figure out where to deliver these.  Later in the day, we saw one of the trucks stuck pretty deep in mud.
This was near the end of the day, so I suspect a couple of truck drivers did not have a good day .  Even more curious is no one is building a house in our neighborhood so I have no idea who these trusses were supposed to be delivered to.

1 comment:

Jim Dunmyer said...

When I was about 5 years old, my folks built a Lustron home; it was delivered on a purpose-built semi-trailer. We lived on an unpaved road (at the time),it was late Winter, and the road was muddy. Dad and Grandpa connected 2 tractors to the front of the semi-tractor to get the house down the last 1/4 mile of road.

Here's the Wikipedia article on Lustron:

I still own one of the tractors used to pull the rig through the mud, a 1946 Oliver 80 Standard that Grandpa bought new.