With Roo parked at my old man's house we needed to start putting the pieces back together of a normal life. Our late arrival meant I had to wedge the 40' rig into a tight twisty driveway in the dark. The very next morning came up and we were on the road by 0700. The goal for the day was to turn Shirley's tires and get to the our parents shop to grab the truck, trailer, tractor, and Katie's car out of storage.
Let me digress for a second. "Our parents" is a phrase we coined for our particular situation. I'll try to keep this as simple as I can for you guys who don't know how Katie and I met.
Okay, back to the story. We got to our parents place late in the day and pulled my truck and Katie's car out of storage. Shirley had to do her share of the grunt work. The building was a bit tight and I asked her to move 7,000 lbs of load around the tight quarters.
Shirley did her job and moved around in the cold weather like she's done it everyday. A week ago she was driving through Houston, today shes moving trailers in 20 degree weather. For the grand finale we grabbed my truck and headed towards Waupaca, WI. There we picked up a hotel room for the night and let Eli have his very own bed. That's one happy dog. The next day however is a different story...