Saturday, July 23, 2016
Five Day Week To Kalamazoo.
____ A heavy load from the Steinbach yard at Monday lunchtime with the first night's destination of Osseo, ten hours away. A late finish, but with the heat gone from the day, a comfortable night's sleep. Day two is a long slog, around the bottom of Lake Michigan and up to Grand Rapids for an early evening unloading appointment. Reload is at Kalamazoo and nearly 5 o'clock before I get going; the waiting does let me avoid the evening rush hour around Chicago. A leaking brake chamber on the trailer delays my departure from the Petro Stopping Centre at Portage. The onsite repair workshop has the part in stock and after an hour's labour, I'm on my way up to Fargo and another night-out at another Petro. I'm finished by noon on Friday, after dropping the trailer in Winnipeg and dragging a load back to Steinbach.