Thursday, January 29, 2009

Got a good start

After plowing the snow from the drive yesterday, I was able to get a good start this mourning.
US 24 had some drifting, but after I got to US30 the roads were pretty good today. I was able to get the two Ohio deliveries made and then on into Pennsylvania. The snow in the trees is pretty in the mountains.
Here is a picture I took of a building in Bucyrus, OH. I think it is painted on a flat wall. The artist did a good job.

Kate and Molly had a good romp in the snow when I stopped for the night. It is piled quite high here in the truck stop.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It's snowing

It snowed last night, and is still snowing. I think I'll just sit here at home for a while. As you can see I have to plow the drive before I can go anywhere anyway. Mumsywumsy stayed home today too. From what I can tell the storm is taking the same route that I was planning on taking anyway.

This is the view through the truck window.

I changed the width of the blog so that I can post bigger pictures. Hope this works with your screen.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Home again.

Well, I'm finally home again, but just for the night, I have to go on to Ohio and New Hampshire to finish this trip. Today was pretty uneventful. It was very cold again this morning 5°. I did stop at the "Worlds Largest Truckstop" to buy a couple of things I needed. I'll not post a picture from here, I only have dial up and it's waaaaaay to slow.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Another day on the road

I got a bit of a late start this morning, I was working on this blog. Temp got down to 11° last night. When I did get started I had some frozen brakes and had to get that sorted out. (In really cold weather,if it has been snowing or you back into some deep snow, the brake linings freeze to the drums, and it's hard to get them unstuck.) It was snowing and blowing pretty hard all morning. If it's really cold out snow is less of a problem since it blows across the road and traffic doesn't pack it down into ice. I made good time anyway and got over 550 miles today.

Here's a picture showing some of the snow barriers in Wyoming, there are quite a few of them. They are to help keep snow from drifting across the road so much. You can see that there is quite a drift behind them.

Unless plans get changed, I should be home tomorrow night.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

In the truck

Here are my traveling companions.
Kate, my five year old Border Collie.

Molly, now 9 months old, this photo was taken when she was about 4 months.

When Molly gets old enough, she will start her training as a stock dog.


I tried blogging a few years ago, but it turned out to be too cumbersome. Hopefully this one will be much easier. This is primarily for my Trucker Buddy friends.