Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance
- Feb 14, 2011
- Orange Ca
I agree with what you were saying in the Vaccination thread about trying to get things done with such a limited amount of time at home. I'm posting this here because I figured most of those members in the political forum wouldn't want to read anything about my life adventures. But man do I know about limited time at home and trying to fit important things in before leaving again. Here is one example... As you know every 2 years, we have to get a DOT physical before the DOT medical card expires and I always tried to get it as close to the expire date as possible. A few years ago, I had planned to get it between our Seattle race and our Brainerd MN race. The Seattle race is the last race on our western swing so I do Denver, Sonoma CA, and then Seattle. After Seattle I always go to the shop in Ontario CA to reload before heading to Brainerd. The pro teams can't pull out of the pits until 1 hour after the last pair of pro cars go down the track. So, I was sitting in my truck watching the race live on tv and as soon as the final round was finished on Sunday evening, I set my watch timer for 1 hour so I could leave ASAP... but also when you leave that early you get caught up in a lot of the fan traffic getting out of the complex so it was about an hour and a half before I actually pulled on to the freeway. But I was on a mission and I needed to go. I arrived at the shop on Tuesday afternoon and went inside and took a quick shower and hauled azz straight to my physical appointment. I was a little nervous because that was when they had started the BMI deal and if you didn't pass that you had to schedule a sleep apnea test before getting your medical card renewed. I had gone on a crash diet for about 2 months and lost 15 pounds and I passed it by 7 pounds and got my new medical card. The next morning Trump squashed the BMI deal as a requirement for the medical card but I don't know if it has been reinstated or not. We had a backup plan just in case I didn't pass. Wed morning I dropped my laundry off at the laundromat and headed straight to the DMV to drop off the medical card paper work so they could get it on the computer because it expired at midnight. Then I went to the shop and took inventory of everything in the cylinder head dept I needed to reload for the Brainerd and Indy race and loaded it up while I waited for Goodyear to bring 18 new tires to replace on the hauler. I had set that appointment up while I was on the way home from Seattle. After they finished that I picked up my laundry and went home repacked my suitcase had some dinner and was ready to leave early the next morning Thursday heading to Brainerd. Damn, I'm tired just typing this... out a lone doing it.