Saturday, July 11, 2009

Supplemental Wall Blocks

Yesterday, a full-sized semi arrived with his roll up sided trailer with ten additional pallets of wall block. The trucker looked a little green, and described, while shaking his head, his harrowing journey over the wildcat. He seemed in good humor about it all, but definitely said he'd never driven a road quite like that, and wasn't sure he was going to make it on several occasions.

But the worst part is that he decided to try to leave the valley over Bull Creek, since he had deliveries farther south. We investigated the bridge clearance in Honeydew, which was ok, and cautioned him about the trip through the redwoods, but offered our opinion that we thought he could do it. But. We forgot one minor detail. About a single lane bridge with a right angle turn just before it, right next to the place we got married. We got a little more worried after his boss called to check in on him twice, asking us to call him on his cell after hours. And then today, we found out he got stuck trying to cross said bridge, and somehow had to get the trailer pulled back, and I don't know how he managed to do it, but he had to turn that truck around and leave the way he came, through Ferndale. We are hoping he's alright. I guess his boss hadn't heard from him, as of this morning.

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