Tuesday, July 29, 2014

lumbering along

well, this was a surprise.

i was looking for a geocache in downtown bethel and i got back in my car, toweled off, and i was sitting in a parking place looking at something in my database (yes, recreational databasing.) and this log truck pulls up into some spots right in front of me.

now, see, this is a lucky development for me, because one of the items on the venture vermont challenge list is to take a photo of a log truck and to find out where it came from and where it's going.

bear in mind that i have just toweled off and it is raining filthy pelting barrel-busting, slat-blasting rain and i am wearing head-to-toe raingear but i go charging out of my car to run up to this guy's cab because it's a golden opportunity, right?

"hi!" i say cheerfully, running up to him as he goes to step out of the cab. "this is probably going to be the weirdest thing anyone's going to say to you all day, but i'm working on a scavenger hunt type thing and one of the things on my list is to take a picture of a log truck and to find out where it came from and where it's going".

it turns out he came from randolph and he's taking the load of logs to VCI.

i didn't know what VCI is, so i had to look it up.

wow.  i totally did not know that the state of vermont provides some real vocational training for correctional inmates. strikes me that's a good use of my tax dollars. a lot of guys in jails really need marketable skills and experience.

so that load of logs is going to be made into furniture by corrections inmates. i hope it gives somebody a solid second chance.

1 comment:

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

flask you do things I don't ever do and I think that is why I enjoy coming here so much. I would love to spend a week with you. it would take me out of my comfort zone and I bet it'd be interesting and I may even crack. :-) but it'd be new and a learning experience.


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