Did I need a drink!

I will probably laugh about this is a few years but just re-thinking about it has my BP on the rise! The incident that I refer to in Les's blog goes something like this...
We drove the camper to Calgary to park it for the winter. We pulled into Les's back lane only to find it fully blocked by a moving van...it parked on one side of the lane with it's ramp fully extended over the oncoming lane...
Joe stopped, I said I would run down and ask them how long they would be...that way Joe would back out of the lane before he got down too far... I talked to the first one I seen, he wasn't the driver but he said at least 30 minutes but he would check with the truck driver. I turned and signed 30 minutes to Joe, still at the top of the lane. The driver showed up, I spoke to him and then turned to tell Joe we should back out and come in the other direction. Wasn't I totally shocked to find Joe and camper had crepted right up the the road blockage!
Well one thing led to another...Joe listened to the home owner who was getting the furniture delivered and the truck driver and his associates...Joe didn't listen to me.
Well it got ugly...The camper got STUCK up against the moving van and this guy's cedar fence! I was ugly at the point. The guys were saying Go - you're clear when I could see we weren't! I told Joe to put the truck in park and hopped between the truck & camper to access the damage! Yes there was damage.
In the end, I talked to Joe, ignored those other'experts' and we decided to jack up the trailer, unhitch the truck, pull the truck forward and then back up and rehitch at a sharper angle. This way when we moved the truck it would pull the trailer off the fence. While we did this, the guys put their backs up against the trailer while the moving van driver inched his unit forward a foot.
Final result...We got the trailer off the fence, no damage to the truck. The trailer's corner trim was ripped off a bit but we can repair that with a little patience and longer screws. The home owner has a fence rail to reattach to a 4 x 4 corner post and has some lovely scrape marks on his fence. He may be able to sand that out, or live with it!
Like I said earlier...I can feel my BP going through the roof just reliving this enough to explain how our weekend went! Joe just doesn't want to hear anything more about this. Gee I wonder why?
On the plus side, we had a great visit and got the chance to deliver the baby furniture to Heather & Jeff's place. Lesley & Aaron bought them the oak change table and Joe & I bought the dresser and the crib that turns into a headboard/footboard once the baby is much older. Now I'm excited about the Thanksgiving weekend when we go down to actually start putting the nursery together! No back lanes for Joe and we will be fine!

5 comments:

Alberta said...

This is NOT going to be a good day! I got all worked up about Saturday's fiasco. Then I went to clean out the cat box. This isn't one of the most pleasant jobs to do but it's part and parcel of pet ownership. I got that done and was walking up the carpeted stairs to put it outside in the trash can...can you tell what's coming next??? The d*mn plastic bag broke! I'm going back to bed as soon as I clean up THIS mess and have a good cry!

The Big Guy said...

And to add to this little misery....We deceided we needed a new mattress a few weeks ago... we get this pillow top thing that was supose to be the greatest thing on the market these days,,,After a week of sore backs and poor sleep we called Leons and talked to them about their change it policy they have in place...So if you are going back to bed i would imagine it's on the one in the Guest room where we slept last night....We will check into a replacement one tonight....and i won't bring up the trailer episode...but i can offer a few avalide for the BP.
peep,peep

MelComeau said...

Oh no, don't tell me he STILL hasn't learned that the woman is always right...I've been teaching Jimmy since the beginning and it's getting better...But are you telling me that they don't just eventually completely accept it and still try something else??? I was hoping Jimmy would have that lesson down in the next few years...

Alberta said...

Thanks for that support! Even after almost 31 years, some of my suggestions fall on deaf ears. Sorry Joe!

Brenda said...

Here's another one on berta's side.
You should have just listened to her in the first place Garry, oh I mean Joe. I saw a picture on Les's blog of the baby crib, very nice, good choice.