It’s Been A While

Picture of a beautiful landscape.

Yes, it is true. It’s been a while since I have posted on here. A lot has changed since my last post about how I was introduced into construction. First off, well, I am getting married! Lisa and I have set a date for September 23rd to be married in New Zealand in her hometown of Hamilton. We are both very excited, words can’t express how much we much love each other. So lately we have both been very busy with the planning side of the wedding, which is actually very stressful for some reason. So this post will probably be short and long lived before I get around to posting another article.

I am also selling my truck! Is anyone in the market for a mid-sized pick-up truck? It’s been great to me over the years however it is time to move on from a single cab pick-up. About a month ago it broke down on the side of the road and I had to call towing in Madison, TN as I was stuck on I-65 North headed to Kentucky. What had happened is my clutch went out and the vehicle slowly started to loose speed. Luckily I was in the right-hand land, so getting over to the emergency lane was not an issue for me. It’s always super dangerous being stuck on the side of the interstate with cars passing upwards of 80 miles an hour. I’ve seen some bad accidents and one, in particular, was on the interstate involved a broken down Tahoe and a cherry picker. The cherry picker is one of those trucks that have a bucket on the top in order to reach electrical lines and such. It’s a utility truck, so pretty heavy duty. I’ll tell the story really quickly.

Picture of a tow truck servicing a vehicle.

So I was heading towards Nashville from Kentucky early in the morning where the interstate was going through construction and had the emergency lane blocked off. A Tahoe had apparently stopped running and was broken down in the right-hand lane up against the concrete¬†barrier, but still in an active lane. It did not have it’s emergency flashers on so I am guessing the battery was dead as well. I was driving in the far left land alongside a semi-truck in the middle lane to my right. To the right of the semi was the cherry picker up ahead of the semi. The cherry picker clipped the side of the Tahoe as it had no where else to go and rolled over sideways in front of the semi-truck, skidded across the road in front of us both. Immediately all I could smell was gasoline, and luckily the semi and I had time to stop before the slamming into the underside of the cherry picker. The driver of the wrecked vehicle was able to crawl out of the truck and hobble to safety. It was crazy! We all survived the accident and no one was hurt, thank goodness.

Thanks for reading, I will try and post again soon if find some time throughout the next few weeks.