Look What My Truck and I Did Today!


This has been the wildest, busiest week. Either I’m not home, or I’m home and there are a bunch of people here doing stuff. This morning, I took the truck to Charleston get supplies for the studio. After I unloaded, I took the truck to Spencer to get this load of lumber for the milking parlor. I love having a truck! After Morgan’s big day at the amusement park in Cincinnati yesterday, she spent the night at my cousin’s house. I picked her up on the way home with the lumber and said, “I like the truck better than the Explorer now!”

Morgan said, “You’re insane.”

I told her, “But it’s fun to drive! And I can get BIG STUFF!!!”

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on May 30, 2012  

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  1. 5-30

    Awww and it was just a couple of weeks ago you threatened to leave the truck in the driveway, forever!

  2. 5-30

    You crack me up! I’m tickled that you love that truck! :snoopy:

  3. 5-30

    Can the tractor be far behind????

  4. 5-30

    Glad you are in the swing, Suzanne, now (from a Class B CDL holder) move on up to pro status, girl!

    Did that lumber hanging out the back have a red flag (cloth or plastic) attached? Mister policeman might notice. Not sure if you need it? Add it anyway. Better to have and not need it than … oh, you know the rest.

    And, please, PLEASE, secure your load firmly to the truck. Yes, gravity and rough-surface are impediments to cargo shifting and normally will do the job, but NOT ALWAYS. What if that stupid dog (or deer) decides to step in front of your truck at speed and you jam on those brakes — the truck may stop, but will the load? Why risk a 2×4 in the backside? Or risk a 2×4 bouncing out of the truck bed to land in the lap of little-miss-daughter-of-the-richest-family-in-Spencer who was following too close?

    Next time you are at the Wal-Mart, go by the automotive area and you will find a row of shelves where cargo securement straps are sold. They are dog easy to apply because these days they use hooks and grabbers and ratchets and all like that which make it simple to wrap around a load and keep it firmly in place.

    Thanks, Suzanne. See how easy trucking is?

  5. 5-30

    Now that you have mastered the truck–Lord help the hills of West Virginia when you get on that tractor!!!

  6. 5-30

    Oh, WOW! Look at you.

  7. 5-30

    WOOT! You go girl! :woof:

  8. 5-30

    I guess that’s why most farmers drive trucks!

  9. 5-30

    :happyfeet: !!!!! Wait till you drag something big around with your tractor….. Or move some of those hills with your front end loader!!!!! ROAR WOMAN!!!! ROAR!!!!

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  11. 5-30

    If you put a flat bed on it you can haul lots more and lots more hay. We did that with our truck and it is really great with the space the forklifts don’t have to maneuver around the sides and risk beating it up.

    I’m teasing you Suzanne, we did do that, but I wouldn’t want you to have a problem tying on a load with straps. I’m so glad you are mastering the stick shift. Have fun with your toy.

  12. 5-30

    But that chicken is running for her life! :happyfeet:

  13. 5-31

    Congrats! Having a truck is just so convenient. I am v. happy that you got the hang of it!

  14. 5-31

    When we bought our property one of the first things we bought was a tractor, even before building anything. That was 6 years ago, and I still would sell my vehicle before selling that tractor. It has more than saved our backs. Last summer I moved more than 200 yards of rock from our rock pit, bucket by bucket, to level a spot for our shop and our 5th wheel. I loved every minute of working the tractor. The backhoe is really a backsaver!

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