(0)Monday September 3, 2001 - Maddie and I headed back from
Mississippi with the trailer. We weren't on the highway for two
miles when the trailer started swaying back and forth. Luckily there
were no cars around since I was all over both lanes and the shoulder.
I stopped at the first rest area and shifted the load to put more
weight on the tongue of the trailer and that stopped the swaying
problem. Maddie was saying, "that was fun, let's do it again!"
I said no, that was not fun, let's not do that again. We stopped
for gas in in Baton Rouge and I noticed that one of the tires on
the trailer was starting to fall apart. Since I didn't have a spare
for the trailer, I decided to stop at the first tire place I found.
We stopped at a WalMart in Crowley, LA and waited three hours to
get the tire and a spare fixed. Then we hit a traffic jam just east
of Houston. I stopped for gas in Luling and noticed that the front
tire on the trailer was low and starting to fall apart. I decided
to just go slow the last 40 miles home. We finally made it home
about 1:00 am. It took us 17 hours to get home. We made it home
on a prayer because the next morning I went to back the trailer
up and the tire came off the rim. I think some new tires are in
(0)Tuesday September 4, 2001 - I just unloaded the truck
and went to work.
(0)Wednesday September 5, 2001 - nothing
(0)Thursday September 6, 2001 - zilch
(0)Friday September 7, 2001 - I stopped by the scrap yard
to get some metal to make some forks for the back hoe. I am responsible
for unloading the SIPs when they are delivered and I don't want
to pay $600 to get a lift truck on site when I have a back hoe.
(8)Saturday September 8, 2001 - Since we got stuck in the
drive way I decided to work on the road. I got some guys to help
and we removed the forms from the slab and worked on the road the
rest of the day. I am also getting some more gravel delivered next
(0)Sunday September 9, 2001 - I thought about the house
while I was driving the back hoe back from the land.