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#1 posted 10-20-2010 05:30 PM

Thanks Rance. I changed it and I need to add the humor part of the story.

We dropped the top of the tree. The base was about 2500lbs. From past experience, I knew this would be heavy and I needed to drop the main trunk in the back of the bed of the pick up. Sorry no pictures, use your imagination. Also from past experience(sounding kind of red neck now), I knew to remove the tail gate this time. With two people controlling the main trunk into the bed of the pick up, we had success.
We made it all the way to withing 5 miles of the local mill, Shane of Very nice to work with. Sitting at the light and me not paying attention. I was tired. My buddy tells me green light. So, startled a bit I hit the gas a little too hard. Not a problem, IF I WOULD HAVE PUT THE TAILGATE BACK ON.
Of course, I didn’t. So, here we are trying to figure out how to wench the 2500lb log back into the bed of teh pick up. Thankfully a driver came by with a fork lift and placed it ever so gently back into the pick up. I drove much slower the next five miles and now all the board feet are in the garage drying out.
We were going to keep the story to ourselves, but as with any small town, someone we knew saw us, but did not identify us until they told the story about a couple of drunk guys driving too fast around the corner dropping a log out the truck in Sunday School Class! OK, we had to defend ourselves. There was no drinking or driving to fast around the corner to the story. But with our friends, the story like any good fishing or hunting story get told a little bigger every time they tell it. It’s good for a laugh and great wood. So….

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