Life at the end of the road

January 13, 2014

Jewson’s deliver :-)

Filed under: daily doings, shed/house, Trucks and plant — Tags: , — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 9:59 pm

Well after 21:00 and fast approaching bed time so this is going to be quick, It’s been an exciting day and quite memorable. The ‘memorable’ beginning at well before 7:00am when my son got his self up for school and ate a breakfast before I took him down the road to catch the 7:55 ferry. Then it was straight home to feed the pigs and await the slates Smile Almost 5000 Spanish ones for the roof of our new house were due to arrive off the first ferry and I wanted to be there to catch it on film.


So I went up to the new house site that affords a great view of Calum’s road and Loch Arnish only to discover that I’d actually left my camera at home Sad smile I was thinking that the driver would be wanting to leave 10 ton of slates and 2 tons of blocks in the car park, but not a bit of it. She was game to take them right up to the house and deposit them there, which would save a lot of work moving them with the telehandler, especially is it wasn’t actually on site yet.



Definitely ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ for the driver and her dog Smile



Probably she does this kind of thing everyday but it was certainly well appreciated ‘at the end of the road’, thanks Jewson’s





Beats the carp out of carrying them that’s for sure.






Once they were unloaded and the truck away I got on with some more wiring in the ‘power house’ and helped wifey do some work in the caravan.



Later on I hitched a lift south with GDD to go and collect Lachie’s telehandler from the pier



which went just fine until it went dark



and I discovered that the lights were rubbish Smile


  1. I bet you know that road blindfold!!!

    Comment by v8mbo — January 13, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

  2. Indeed a vehicle with inadequate lights is a hazard, so it would be best to leave the machine at your house until it heals.

    Comment by drgeo — January 14, 2014 @ 12:07 am

    • Yes DrG, and stuff like that can take a long while to heal and need lots of exercise 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 15, 2014 @ 5:53 am

  3. I hope those things are better to drive on the road than they used to. I had experience of driving a Manitou telehandler the short distance from Kishorn to Sheildaig and it was hell to drive, it bounced all over the road. After that trip I certainly realised why women were sports bra’s for jogging.

    Comment by Alistair — January 14, 2014 @ 9:07 am

    • That must be a good ten miles too Alistair and you would have traffic on the road.

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 15, 2014 @ 5:55 am

  4. Fantastic service by the driver from Jewson. Show that video clip to your oil supplier and put them to shame!

    Comment by David & Margaret Gartside — January 14, 2014 @ 9:16 am

    • Aye David, and the lorry is much larger than the tanker.

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 15, 2014 @ 5:56 am

  5. Erica is a star isn’t she 🙂

    Comment by finniedog — January 14, 2014 @ 9:16 am

    • A pure gem Finniedog 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — January 15, 2014 @ 5:57 am

  6. Women drivers…wha’s like them

    Comment by eileen1929 — January 14, 2014 @ 10:07 am

  7. She’s a good driver. I remember seeing her when she started with Jewsons and she didn’t look to clever with the crane. A week later saw her again and she was handling the crane like she’d been using it for years! Not only that a lot of HGV drivers from outwith the NW could learn a lesson in road manners from her.

    Comment by John MacDonald — January 14, 2014 @ 10:28 am

  8. hahahah women drivers

    Comment by Adihtya — January 18, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

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